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Array // a      * -i  !.'���������  f.   'V  gX  .i  I  ,'      ' . ' f   .>    rJ  ��������� "<X.X  " " <  * -<������.'  Published in the) Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  Volume VI.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,     FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1915.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 46  DOMINION SESSION  IS NEAR1NG CLOSE  T  HE Dominion Session draws to a conclusion.  5 I It appears to be the expectation that the  '   *   session will be finished by Easter.  .'      The various inquiries going forward are not  very cheering reading.   That there should be persons who would take advantage of such a situation to make a dishonest profit would be a  maddening reflection. "-*  On the other hand the war question came so  suddenly that there was no preparation of material or trade circles to handle the demands.  The prices paid by the war office of ^Britain,  land the condition demanded in the filling of.  orders are totally unlike any the trade in Can-  Uda has had to deal with before. It might be  rexpected, therefore, that; some dissatisfaction  [khould arise. ;  As to the quality of the leather used for instance.1 It is certain that there was not in stock  nUch of the leather of the ikihd required. The  [trade of Canada, it is fair to suppose called for  jino such boot as the service required. Neither  [was there much time for. the preparation of such.  AThe temptation and perhaps what under the time  Tpressttre appeared to be the necessity, was to  Ruse the kind that was invstock.  Apparently the persons appointed to examine  [the boots-were of the opinion that the quality  [would be found to meet the requirements. .  If these things were 'so, and if in 'the rush  [material was used which in good faith was ex-  [pected to be suitable, but which the test shpwed  Ito' be unsuitable then the harsh  dealing with  Vendors for mistakes as though they had been  jrimes is unfortunate, and would constitute as  reat a crirne against the persons involved as  [they are charged with committing against the  [service.   But 4f there iwere deliberate purposes to  cheat thei department and to ^^Igwh out of  the lives of the troops which would -be vitally  [affected by the quality of foot; gear^ then no  [words could be strong enough to condemn such  Ii practice." ;.< :.Y-X:.v  The same holds good for-^lw*-^^-   ^--  ),; ; We hope the investigations will show right indention at the least; in all lines.  L The cheerful shouldering of the war taxes by  Tthe country is a.;good sign of the soundness of  [the people's hearts. It is to be supposed that  [when matters are settled there will some other  Lway to meet the bill. By war indemnity for in-  [sitarice; but if. the work is worth doing the  price will be paid, whether in blood or treasure  ������r both, and that without murmuring.   .  the banishment of party strife has also been  matter for congratulation on the part of all.  IWe hope the same attitude will continue until  fcihe end of the war.  Nothing flamboyant has transpired in the discussion of the situation. Successes have not as  /et called forth much enthusiasm, and reverses  .have been taken quietly. There is plenty of time  rto get excited over victories when the end Js  fin sight. There is also the certainty of such  i stern work still before us and of such heavy sac-  iriflces still to be made that there is little use  fin unduly mourning over reverses.  TAX SALES  mews raw  The Belgium government has issued a reply  ito the German accusation that Belgium had W-  [' feited her neutrality before Germany disregard-  , ed it.   The  government  declares on  its honor  [that this is not true.  Here in a word is the difference between the  (government of Belgium and the Government of.  |Germany.   The one is able to declare "on its  jonour."   The other is not able to produce any  ionor.  The German Imperial Chancellor admitted  [in the Reichstag that the German invasion of  ^Belgium wasc a "crime." Before that, he had  fought to have the British ambassador at Berlin  )countenance the German violation of Belgium's  ^neutrality. These later charges are simply proffered in the hope of bolstering up a very weak  [case.  Nothing has been heard yet of the marvellous  fdiscoveries Germany made in Brussels which  ("convicted -,,/the   Belgian   government- of    du-  jlicity." Where are they f Were there a grain  Ibf truth in such assertions, all the papers in  fquestion would have  been "published broadcast  in the United States and other neutral countries  [long ago.  The big central fact Germany cannot deny  (Is that she had built strategic railways for military purposes and nothing else, running up to  the borders of Belgium before the . war. Bel-  Pgium's spirited conduct in preparing to resist  (this threatened aggression must excite the ad-  \ miration rather than the contempt pf the world.  Belgium has lost everything but honor: Germany has attempted to gain everything but  | honor, The foiled bully is more li'kly to excite  icontemp and to.j be, accused of wrong-doing, at  ���������first sights eyen/ttian the victim who sacrificed  ���������something for his cause.  A moratorium has been proclaimed in B. C.  This gives power to release a debtor owing  money on property from the necessity of paying  principal payments, and in the case of a home  of. paying interest either.  Thus people'who have invested their money  in B. C. cannot enforce the repayment of it ac-  . cording  to  agreement  or  mortgage.  But some of these people, many of them in  fact, are dependant on these payments for money  to pay taxes on other properties in which they  have invested in town or in this city or elsewhere in B. C.  ; Now what is to happen to the people who  are thus debarred from, calling in their own  money, ahd who, therefore, have not the means  to pay their taxes.  Note that without their consent the government has lengthened the terms of repayment  for their debtors, and thus has put their money  out of their reach. Now what happens: Let  the -.. following card say:  Dear Sir or Madam:���������I am instructed by the  Mayor and the Council of the City of Vancouver  to notify all persons in arrears for taxes to the  city;Xb pay in same on or before the first day  of June, 1915, to avoid additional expense in connection with Tax Sale proceedings. Yours respectfully, John Johnstone, Collector, City Hall,'  Vancouver,  B.  C,  18th  March* 1915.,  Here is a case. A cjtizen has under agreement overdue to him now over ten thousand dollars invested in Vancouver. He cannot enforce  the collection of: this. He is and has been without employment for over a year. .Never till the  end of 1914 was he a day behind in paying  taxes in this city. . Now he has not the wherewithal to pay and cannot get it because of the  moratorium. Is it fair to legislate him out 'of  his property? Against his property there is being daiy a charge piled up to maintain out.of  work men who have in many cases nothing invested in the city at all. While-he is being  thus charged with the maintenance of the other  out of iwork it is fair to put him to extra expense  Over a tax sale at this timet  We are in favor of the principal of the moratorium, but if-it is right to debar the vendors  of real estate ^nd the loan companies from enforcing collections then it certainly is to debar  the city from doing so by this means.  At least let tbe expenses be debarred and tbe  term of redemption be lengthened until eighteen  months after tbe end of tbe war.  Tp^rpPUGUE  War never comes alone. Already side by side  with the blood red steed tramps the black horse  and the rider on that horse is famine. There is  no hyperbole about this.        X  In Belgium within .the German lines of steel  the population is suffering the last extremities  of hunger.  ^ -InVPoland a-million people are -utterly-without-  food.   In Austria want is manifest and in Germany itself there is. but a small margin between  the hungry populace and the extremity of want.  But this is not all. Dogging the footsteps  of war and faraile follows closely the footsteps  of plague.  It is becoming clear that there is not.any^  thing in medical skill or in modern science which  can stay the  march of the plague.  Probably before the summer has reached its  height men will be compelled to lay aside their  arms in order to ��������� join in a joint campaign  against disease.  'Serbia is now on its back sore stricken with  virulent diseases, the very names of which in  other times would have blanched the faces of  communities where they made their appearance.  Tuphus, cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox,  etc., they are all there and are waxing worse  as the warm weather comes on.  In Belgium, in Poland, in northern France  the ground is so filled and so covered with the  decaying bodies of horses and of men that the  earth, kindly and paternal under ordinary circumstances, cannot absorb the decaying burden.  The ground is full of death. The air is laden  with  death.  There is little good in playing the alarmist ln  circumstances which offer no chance of amelioration by any means in our power.-  And yet it is wise to be prepared for the  inevitable.  That Austria and that Germany, that Poland  and Belgium will have to suffer terrors in these  lines seems  to . be  certain. ~  1 That France and Britain will be better off  is also sure for they can and will remove their  wounded far from the fields of strife. But shut  in as the central European powers are they cannot escape.  That our quarantine authorities will have  to be alive the coming summer is also certain.  For that the old diseases of old Europe will be  riding at anchor at our gates may well be expected.  All we can say in view of the |jreat calamity  which is transpiring to our race is to warn the  people to strengthen their hearts to hear and %o  help in the circumstances which are coming, as  in the tragedies which have passed.  THEY.M.C.A.  ON Georgia Street in this city we have had  under construction for many months a  building which when completed will  be a monument to the generosity of our citizens and a striking example of the influence  of good in the city. After considerable ener-v  getic campaigning the committee in charge of  the, Young Men's Christian Association bad  enough funds subscribed towards the. construction of this building and immediately commenced  their operations. Plans were laid for a .building  which would cost in the neighborhood of half  a million dollars and which would serve the purpose intended for years to come. Less than  half the amount has been paid up and the efforts  of the committee in charge have resulted in very  little cash to carry the work to completion.  X This has resulted in closing down by ,the"cori-  tracxors arid that which has. beencompleted js  now fast becoming useless and would be, detrimental to the permanency of the building. It is  said that at least $225,000 is required to complete the structure for occupancy, ahd that if it  is not gone ahead with in the very near future  the investment in the uncompleted work will  be lost.  If there was ever an opportunity in assisting  the unemployed of the city as well as creating  a lasting public benefit it is in the completion  of the Y. M. C. A. Work is given to hundreds  of men in the city on clearing roads, land and  ' improvements. But so far there has not been  ' any labor put on revenue producing work.  The   city   fathers   have   been   formulating  schemes for the relief of unemployed in the city,  but the proposition of taking over and* completing this building does not seem to have occurred  ' to them.   Expensive officials are maintained to'  over-see. the relief work, but the result so, far has  been expenses of over $500 per day and very  little work given in return for the assistance.  It would seem that there would be somfe method  of handling this problem with the, assistance of  the city so that with the near approach of summer the Y. M.  C. A.  could give its benefits  to the young men of the city.  ~r/Th._ Conservative party in B. C. ought to*  .' present a vote of thanks to the .editor of the  Chinook. The scurrilous attack on the Attorney-  General has united the party as it has not been  united in years, and brought out a nomination  for Vancouver that should sweep the city.  The Hon. W. J. Bowser was nominated by  acclamation as an answer to those who, have  been so virulently assailing him.  Chas. E. Tisdale, A. H. B. McGowan, Fred W.  Welsh, Walter Leek and Thokas Duke were  selected as standard-bearers for the party. These  men represent the business end of our- community and are all residents of Vancouver for over  twenty years. X "\X ���������������������������  The Liberal party have not yet made their  nominations and are still, on< the hunt for a  leader. The Rev. John McKay, I>. D-������ is reported as one greatly sought after to lead the dis-  organized^yber^  Ihe .field one would think -such a combination  impossible���������-even scripture seems against it for  it exhorts "Thou shalt not plough with the ox  and the ass together." .  \,-  PSTCHQ^  THE campaign of hatred that is being pushed  in Germany at this time is one of-the  strange developments of the war.  Never in modern times has there* as far as  we know, been anything like. it.  What its effect will be oh the population of  Germany it is impossible to know at this time.  Britain may have to suffer inconvenience and  may be called upon to increase her military establishment because of this. For hatred once  fully sewn does not die but with the generation  who have been taught to hate in reality.  The human heart, bears that fruit easier and  more naturally than it does many a more desirable mental plant.  The hatred that so large a proportion of the  people "took to their grave towards the north  north after the American war was a greater  tragedy than the actual war was.  What is the meaning of this campaign?  Perhaps there is a real foundationXn part for  the effort in the line of hatred. The present  generation of Germans have ben taught that if  thy wcmld only bear the sacrificial burden of  Prussian militarism for a time the results would  be to them invincible power before the attack  of which all Europe, all America, all Asia,  Africa and Australasia would go down. They  were caused to believe that by their military  strength they should wrest all power, all riches,  all freedom and all the service of. the,world from  the various nations and that they shtfuld rule supreme Germany uber Alles.  Their financial losses would be repaid a thousand fold by huge war indemnities. Their years  of service in army or navy should be repaid by  the service to them of conquered peoples.  In fact for the power and opportunity of  enslaving others they consented to allow themselves to be wholly enslaved by Prussian militarism.  Never in history has a great people been so  BUILDING SHOULD  BE DONE AT ONCE  WE  are  glad to see such a Conservative  Journal as the Daily News-Advertiser advising thosewho have vacant property  and intend to build upon it, to do so now.  Labor is not only cheaper, but it is in need  of the employment.  Much money lies now unemployed and might  be as well invested in building as lying dormant.  Material is much cheaper, and the mills and the  supply companies need the business.  From twenty-five to forty per cent. may< be  saved over past prices and over next year's prices  by building now, and perhaps the time is shorter  for this matter than most of us think.  That the demand for material for the catching up of the work which has been left undone  for twft years past or more will be real is certain.  That great quantities will be required to rebuild   ,  the'waste of the war may also he expected.  But it is said, look at the great armies of men  who will be disbanded when the war is over.  Well, ^ook at them. They are not like the old  standing armies. They are not professional soldiers. It is safe to say that the professional  soldiers, or a number equal to them all, will  have fallen, or been permanently disabled when  this war is over. Their places will have to be  refilled to the extent that standing armies are  permitted. This will permanently lower the number of the workers of the countries engaged. In  the meantime the industries which have been  interrupted are awaiting the return of the work- -  ers, and the countries which have been devastated will have to be rebuilt. While in- this  country and all others the empty shelves of all  lines will have to be filled. Men will be at a  premium and wages will go high, again.  The moral of it'all it, as the Advertiser puts  it, "Do it now,"    ,  Taxes will be no higher because of building  and there wilt be some revenue as soon as the"  biuldings are completed.  . It will be the best for the country and for the  city especially when loans are again made for  this purpose." -    "--'- - - ������������������'    - "   ���������"---'  The loan companies have feared to multiply  buildings lest they fail to get rentals or interest  on the  existing  buildings.  Rents are low. But not because of decrease  of population if the school returns are any  guide. There are many more children attending  the schools today than there were a year ago.  In the meantime in a coast city such as this  the dullness engendered by the stopping of enterprise is the surest way to empty the city. And  the confidence engendered by the progress of  building and so on is sure to cause it to grow  again.  It is a pity we have not a larger pay roll,  perhaps.  But in a city such as this the absence of a  pay roll is not as serious as in a purely industrial centre.  -^Los-Angeles-grew^and-grows-by���������thc^pebple *, -  who come to live for the sake of the climate.   So  has Vancouver grown and so will it continue to  grow. ��������� '���������' o;,  From all the Dominion men have been coming  to live on the savings of past years of toil in a  harsher climate. And this must and will continue. Shipping is increasing in spite of the  times, and it will take the breath away when  again the marine routes get back to normal  again. Manufactures will also develop, of that  there is no doubt when the enlarged transportation facilities are completed which should ^e  soon now.  The opinion of Mr. Chas. Wilson, K.C., an  eminent local counsel, that the depositors of the  Dominion Trust Company have small hope of  recourse against the directors of that institution  by bringing civil suits for misfeance will be a  blow to their hopes. It was represented that the  matter was subject to a declaration as to what  their status was. If the court should hold that *  they were creditors, then they would only be  able to share in the results of the liquidator's  suit; if they should be held to be merely ultra  vires depositors, then they would have no claim  against the directors, because there would not  be any legal responsibility on the part of the  directors to ultra vires depositors.  mentally  and  physically  enslaved as  the  Germans  have   been  and  are.  person, although this has been sufficiently real,  It has not  been a slavery so much of the  but it has been a slavery of the mind.  No wthese dreams are in process of vanishing.  How completely they are vanishing the German mind has not yet recognized. It is hard in  a short half year to unlearn the faith of a couple  of generations, and only dimly is the German  mind awaking to Dfce fact that their promised  world dominance is failing to mature. One of.  their leaders last week is reported in a tirade  against England to say that Germany shall still  fulfil her destiny which is to rule the world for  the  benefit  of  the  nation.  Save the mark. It is in their estimation better for the world to be the slaves of Germany  than to rule themselves in freedom.  (Continued  on  page  4)    , THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 26, 1915.  ATTEND  BINGHAM'S  SHOE SALE  GOOD FORTUNES OF THE STARS  READ THIS AND COME  AND SEE  Ladies' Boots, lace or button, in vici kid or gun-  metal, tan or black; reg.  $4.00 to $5.00.  Now  .: $2.48  Men's Boots, lace  or button; reg. $5.00 to $6.00.  Now   $2.95  We only mention these  two lines. Many others just  as good and every pair a  bargain.  SEE THOSE WAISTS  49c  For less than the material  would cost you.  New Wash Goods, made in  Canada, Prints and Ginghams, better than English  makes. Special, yd 15c,  Pretty Crepes* per yd. and  BINGHAM'S  Oor. Main and 8th Ave.  Agents for Pictorial Review  Patterns  CANCELLATION  a*  RESERVE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  tbe reserve covering certain lands in  the vicinity of Lund and other points  on  the Straits of Georgia, by reason  -of a notice published in the British  Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907, is cancelled in so far  as it relates to Lots 4174, 4175, 4176,  4178. 4179, 4180, 4181, 4182, 4184, 4186,  4187, 4188, 4189, 4190, 4191, 4192, 4193,  4194, 4195, 4196, 4197, 4198, 4209, 4210,  4317, 4318, 4319, 4320, 4321, 4322, 4323,  4324, 4325, 4326, 4327, 4328, 4329 and  - 4330,.New ..Westminster ^District. The  said Lots will be open to entry by preemption on Tuesday, the 18th day of  May, 1915, at nine o 'clock in the. forenoon. No Pre-emption Record will be  issued to include moTe than one surveyed Lot, and all applications must  be made at > the office of the' Government Agent at Vancouver.   ���������  R. A.  RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Pepartment of Lands,  Victoria, B. C,  March llth,  1915.  'Patti often drew $12,000 in concert, and frequently $15,000 in  opera; moreover, she is to this  day holding not only these records, hut is the only star in the  world who could command five  dollars for seats for concerts; also Patti alone could pack a house  in opera at seven dollars a seat.  Caruso at one performance given in 1910 at Atlanta, Ga., drew  an $18,600 house to hear him in  "Aida." In New York Caruso  draws $11,000 and $12,000 at the  box office, and on his only concert tour drew as high as $9,000.  The great' tenor thus comes next  to Patti. Atlanta, 6a., not only  holds the record for a single operatic performance, but the southern city can boast -jf having  paid ,the largest sum at the box  office for a week of opera in history. This was also in 1910 when  the Metropoliton Company drew  $80,000 in a week of six days;  the scale of prices ranged from  one dollar to seven dollars.  Nellie Melba has drawn an $8,-  000 house in concert. Next to  Patti she has been the most compelling at the box office of the  stars of her sex. Madame Schu-  mann-Heihk i holds the record for  contraltos. The German contralto canie here at a weekly salary  of $250; to-day her earnings for  a similar period are neyer less  than $5,000. She is the only  contralto in the world who has  been able tb draw a $5,000 house.  Moreover, she has never had any  supporting company, giving song  recitals alone with piano accompaniment. XX-- -  An illustration of the chages in  box office ' records is shown in  comparing the receipts of the visit to America on Anton Rubinstein in 1872 with Paderewski's  tours here in recent years. Rubinstein came for bner hundred  concerts under Maurice Grau; he  was paid $200 a concert; with  him caihe Henri Wieniawski^ the  famous Russian violinist, who was  paid $100 a night." The two drew  an average bf $1,200 a night, and  even when they were combined  with Theodore Thomas's brches  tra, the receipts never reached  $3,000 a night. Rubinstein ever  after resented the poor compensation allotted to him and ten years  later refused $3,000 a night.       *  The largest receipts taken 'in  anywhere in the world for a single opera c or theatre performance  were recorded at the Metropolitan opera bouse in New York on  February 25, 1902, when a gala  night was had iu honor of Prince  JJenry, the brother of the German  CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the reserve covering certain lands in  the vicinity of Trail Bay, Sechelt, by  reason of a notice published in the  British Columbia Gazette on the 27th  of December, 1907, is cancelled in so  far as it relates to Lots 4292, 4293,  4294, 4296, 4297, 4298, 4299, 4300, 4301,  4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4310,  4311, 4312, 4313, and 4314, New Westminster District. The said Lots will  be open to entry by pre-emption on  Tuesday, the 18th day of May, 1915,  at nine 6 '$lock in the forenoon. No  Pre-emption Record will be issued to  include : more than one surveyed Lot,  and: all applications must be made at  the office of the Government Agent at  Vancouver.    X  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria,  B. C,  March llth, 1915.  45, 4T  WAR WARBLINGS OF  A BRITISH TAR"  Our readers will be interested  to learn that the many bright  and topical verses which have  appeared from time to time in  The Western Call will shortly appear in hook form under the title  of "War Warblings of a British  Tar.'' Mr.. W. A. Ellis, late R.  N., the author, has given us pleasing lines under the different subjects, and no doubt the limited  edition will he eagerly sought  after. Special copies will be on  sale at The Western Call office,  at 25 cents.  Emperor. The scale of prices  was increased six-fold. The  gross takings, were in excess of  $50,000, and although all of the  stars .of the opera appeared involving enormous expenditure,  the profits for that one night  were nearly $30,000, a .sum that  would have satisfied any impresario of the past for a year.  The nearest approach, to this  extraordinary, record comes from  what is known as the state performances at Covent Garden 'in  London, when the royal family  is present, accompanied by nearly all of the nobles and their families. On these occasions the  prices are trebled, and it is extremely difficult to obtain seats  or boxes at any price. The gross  receipts have been as high as  $40,000, and never less than $30.-  000.  Aside from benefits and special  performances, all records of a  box office character are held by  Adelina Patti, who for a quarter  of. a century was without a peer  either in opera or concert. Patti  was the only stair, musical or  dramatic, who could draw a $10,-  000 house in concert and a $15,-  000 house in opera; she has drawn  as high as $13,800 in a single concert (Philadelphia, November 9,  1904), and her record as a box  office star in opera was reached  in Boston at a matinee at Mechanic's Hall in 1888, when she  drew $18,900.  Rubinstein never returned to  America.; Paderewski, however,  when he was not his owri manager, received $1,500 a night, and  he has often drawn from $6,000  to $9,000 in a single concert in  which he alone was the attraction.; -,'���������      'V ���������* x..;      XX,'-.'���������:;���������"'  Outside of opera and concerts,  the records for box office receipts  are held by Sarah Bernhardt, who  holds the world'* record for a  week of dramatic performances.  Sarah drew $42,000 in one week  at5 the Tremont Theater in Boston on her third tour, a portion  of this total coming from premiums at an auction salev "ot ihe  choice seats and boxes. Sarah  also earned more money than any  single individual exceptXPatti,  though her honorarium is not as  large as some of the singers; but  Sarah often appears as many as  ten times a week, whereas Patti  never sang more than three times  in a similar period. Sarah, however, saves nothing from her vast  earnings, whereas Patti is worth  several millions, and her possessions in the way of jewels are the  most valuable ever accumulated  by aN stage celebrity! X  B. C. CONSUMERS'  \mW ORGANIZE  Women of Province Organize to  Support the Home Manfuac-  twrer.  The organization work of the  B. C. Consumers' League; was completed last week in thg Board of  Trade rooms when representatives of various organizations in  the city met and reviewed the  possibilities of the idea. Mrs.  Ralph Smith presided. Moving  pictures of. a number of British  Columbia manufacturing plants  we^e shown and farming scenes  in the  interior.  Officers elected were: Presi-  ident, Mrs. J. D. Perry; executive committee, Mrs. Kemp, Mrs.  Smith, Mrs. Coulter and Mrs.  Keith.  MARKET BUREAU GIVES  DONTS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS  The city market bureau of Milwaukee reasoned that the average housewife living in that city  is foolish, careless, extravagant  and neglectful, and started out to  educate her by issuing a list of  fifty "Dont's" of which those  given below are samples. It is  interesting, in this connection, to  know what an expert domestic  science teacher giving demonstrations in New York is responsible  for the statement that in Milwaukee she found the finest cooking  met with anywhere.  Don't be afraid of the storekeeper; see that you get what  you pay for. f|  Don't let him weigh the tray,  twine or paper; it's against the  law.  Don't accept a put-up package  unless the weight is plainly labelled. X;' ;X- X V'  XD^n-t-be-mystified-with-figures  on the scale; learn to read them;  Don't forget to weigh everything after you get it home.  Don't let a fancy package fascinate you; look more to the contents. . ���������-''". _.!.....','������������������-;���������..������������������-'-  ';':  Go to the store yourself; and  don't be too proud to; carry your  bundles home.  Don't mistake cheapness- for  economy; buy good goods every  time.  Don't ask for a quarter's  worth; state the exact quantity.  Don't depend entirely on the  looks of the shop; style doesn't  always mean good goods.  Don't buy in small quantities;  save money by buying more than  enough for to-day.  Don't forget that it profits to  pay cash���������bookkeepers cost  money.  Don't let the butcher keep the  bones and trimmings of the meat;  you've paid for them.  Don't'' telephone or send the  children���������go to the store yourself.  A RALPH CONNOR BOOK  Ralph Connor in "The Patrol  of the Sun Dance Trail" (Doran)  pursues still further the career of  Corporal Cameron in a stirring  tale of Indian warfare up in the  northwest wilds of Canada. He  has heroes made out of red blood  and heroines cut off. the same  piece, and wily Indian foes and  plucky police pursuers, and adventure a-plenty to set the blood  dancing. There is a certain  amount of rather tedious social  intercourse, but for the most part  it is a lively, stirring tale that  young people particularly will  enjoy.  MAJOR-GENERAL  SAM.   B.   STEELE  Who Has Been Favorably Mentioned aB the Officer to Command the Second  ���������' Contingent  ONE TO THE GOOD  FOR GERMANY  There is a graphic little sketch  in the United Free' Church  "Record" of a Sunday morning  in a Belgian loft. There had  been a sharp engagement, and  the British troops holding a .-.viL-  lage had been hurriedly forced  by great masses of the enemy to  retire. In the confusion three  Scottish privates and a corporal  had been cut off in the streets  and had backed into the first  open door they came to. The occupants had fled, and they made  their way up a long staircase, intending to find the roof and  watch events from there. But it  ended in a empty lofty where  there was only a skylight beyond their reach. "Better lie low  for a while," suggested the corporal as they stood listening to  the  terrible  sounds  outside.  The /Germans were evidently  burning, looting, and killing,  Now and again they heard  screams and I the discharge of  rifles: sometimes an explpsioh  would shake the building; while  the smell of burning wood penetrated to their retreat . This  went on for hours. The soldiers knew they would be discovered sooner or later, and expected  no mercy.  Suddenly the corporal said:  '' Lads, it's time for church parade ; let's hae a wee bit service  here; it may be oor last." The  soldiers looked a little astonished, but they piled their rifles in  a corner and came and stood at  attention. The corporal took put  a small Testament from his  breast pocket and turned over  the pages. "Canna we sing  something first! Try yere hand  at the 23rd Psalm.     Quiet noo,  Yea, thought I walk, in j death's  dark vale,  Yet will I fear none ill;  For thou art with me; and thy  Rod and staff me comfort still.'  There wasn't much melody about  the  tune,   but  the  words   came  from heart.  Then the corporal began:  "Fear not them which kill the  body, but are not able to kill.the  soul; but rather fear him which  is able to destroy both soul and  body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a .farthing? and  one of them shall not fal. on the  ground without your Father  knbweth. But the very hairs of  your head are all numbered. Fear  not, therefore, ye are of more  value than many sparrows."  As he read there were loud  shouts below; doors banged, and  glass was smashed. But he went  on:      ''..������������������' '���������_.-'  " He. that findeth his life shall  lose it;and he that loseth his life  for my sake shall find it."  Let Us Pray  He ended, and his grave face  took on a wry smile. "I'm no'  a gude hand at this job," he said  "but we maun finish it off. Let  pray." .       ,  The cororal stood, with the  book in his hand, and the others  knelt and bowed their heads. A  little haltingly, but very simply,  he committed their way to God  and asked for strength to meet  their coming fate like men. While  he prayed a heavy hand thrust  open the door and they heard an  exultant exclahtation and then a  gasp of surprise. Not a man  moved, and the corporal went  calmly on. After a pause he be^  us  gan with great reverence to repeat the Lord's Prayer.  In Safety     ,  That a German officer or private was standing there they realized; they did hot see, but they  felt, what was taking place. They  heard the click of his heels, and  they knew that he also was  standing; at attention. For a  moment the suspense lasted, ahd  then came the soft closing of the  door and his footsteps dying  away. The tumult in the house  gradually ceased, and soon afterwards the storm of war retreated  like the ebb of the tide. At dusk  the four men ventured forth, and  by making a wide detour worked  round the flank of the enemy and  reached the British outposts in  safety.  , The season for preserving eggs  is now here. The present low  pHce of eggs offers householders  a splendid opportunity to secure  good reliable eggs for this purpose. In packing the eggs the  housewife keeps down the expenses and also aids; in supporting  the poultry industry at ; a time  when conditions are far from  satisfactory. When buying, the  purchaser should insist on getting  fresh, infertile eggs. Water-  glass is the best medium for preservation. Wooden on earthenware receptacles are used to hold  the eggs and liquid and care  should be taken to see that the  former are clean and free from  Odors, y Directions as to use of  water-glass are given with the liquid; Cracked or dirty eggs  should not be packed. When  taken out of the preservative the  eggs should be pricked with a  needle before being used.  Owing to the high cost of poultry feed stuffs, _large numbera of  pwls^laW being killed in the pror  yince. Both these facts point to  usual scarcity of eggs next winter  hence the advisability of preserving eggs now when they are at  theor cheapest. X  ARGUO  ������5ell5 freshCfebacsoD  Strawberries���������50 varieties.  Baspberries���������13 varieties.^-  Seed Potatoes���������id varieties. ���������  Descriptive Catalogue FREE  'THE LAKE VIEW FRUIT FARM"1  H.   L.   McCONNELL   &.- SON  Port Burwell - - Ontario  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRIEi  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioners!  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of thej  Bar of British Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  TIMBER  SALE X 356  Sealed Tenders will be received  by the Minister of Lands not latel  than noon on the 15th day of ApriiJ  1915, for the purchase of Licence  356, to cut 14,203,000 feet of cedarl  hemlock and balsam, oh. an areq  adjoining Lot 928, Gilford Islan<j  Range   One,    Coast    District.  Five    (5)    years   will   be sallow^  for   removal   of   timber. '"���������'X  .Further   particulars   of  Forester,   Victoria,   B.   C.  the    Chic  TIMBER   SALE   X  360  Sealed .Tenders" will be received bj  the Minister of, Lands not later thaiy  noon on the 12th day of April,-.191.  for the purchase of Licence X 360,  cut 4,933,000 feet of Douglas fir, hen  lock and cedar, on an area being es  pired T. L. 37.126, Port Neville, Rang^  One, Coast District. '       ,  Three (3) years will be allowed, fo  removal of; timber.  Further   particulars   of   the:  Chief  Forester,  Victoria, B.  C.  TIMBER SALE X 366  Sealed Tenders will be received bj  the Minister of Lands not later tha]  noon on the 12th day of April, 191E  for the'purchase of Licence X 366,  cut 5,800,000 feet of sprUce, cedar, hem]  lock and balsam fir-, on Lot 1101, lyinf  west of Kwalate Point, Range one.  Coast District.  Three (3) years will be allowed fc  removal of timber. /  Further particulars of the Chief For^  ester, yictpria, B��������� &;..  % ������ JUU&W.AY TO ^  COST $16,000,001  The Minister df Railways  formed l/fx. W.  M.  Martin,  oi  Regina,   in   the   Commons   lasl  week that the total mileage  the Hudson Bay railway when)  completed will he 424. The fii  250 rales have been almost coi  pletely graded, and the following  50 miles are well advanced. SteeJ  has7been laidc oh 214. miles. Thi  total cost to date is $7,647,10'!  and the total estimated cost oi  the  completed   railway  is  $16,4  000,000.   The estimated cost,   oi  the    harbour _ improyenvents   ..hj  fl^OOOvOOO, less possi^:e_idit*  of   $1,000,000    for    steamships  plant, etc.   Tlie expenditure   t<  date on harbor improvements is  $3,480,277,   This includes   plant]  steamships, wireless stations, etc  "(J/B^ Means   Quigley   Pranid  Sweater Coats.  "Q. B." Means  Guaranteed Unbreakable Welt Seams.  "Q. B." Means "Made in B. 6."  by White Help.  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LUMP' -     -   ...  -     $7.00  NUT      x  $5.50  PEA  -     $4.00  SLACK -  -     $3.50  BRIQUETTES   -  -������������������  $6.00  WOOD���������Choicest Dry Fir Cordwood $3.00 per load.  | McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd. |  Seymour 5408-5409  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������; Friday, March 26, 1915.  THE WESTERN  CALL  HOUSEHOLD GOODS and OFFICE FURNITURE  .n oi siiWi  OLDEST AND LARGEST STORAGE CONCERN IN WESTERN CANADA  CAMPBELL STORAGE COMPANY  MOVING - PACKING- STORAGE-SHIPPING  PHONE SEYMOUR 7360. OFFICE 857 BEATTYSTjgl  ; Qtii^tiii'^n^fciiHtiiiwtinmiiiii^tmtifi^iMti tn ������i a* ������^������>ii������ii������n������iniii������ii������n������i������>w������i������i'������ii������w.^.laii������M������i>#w������..������i������M������-ia-i������)  Phone Sey. 1076-1077  Coal" Fire Wood  J. HANBURY & CO., LTD.  Ooi*m 4-th Avonuo and QvanvlUo St*.  Wellington Coal, Cordwood and Plainer Ends  m**9**m<*m*t9m9^9^4,,9^m**4t****9t*m**9**9*^**a**9������>Q  The Comfort  Baby's  Morning Dip  U rj.OODNESS  VJ KNOWS,"  says the Comfort  Baby's Grandmother, "what  we'd do without  this Perfection  Smokeless Oil  Heater.  "If I'd only had one  when you were a  baby, you'd have been saved many a cold and  croupy spelL"  For warming: cold comers and isolated upstairs rooms, and  for countless special occasions when extra heat Is wanted,  70a need the Perfection 8mokeIets Oil Heater.  PERFjteriON  SMOKEl^^gj^HEATBRS  /Tbe Perfection it light, portable, inexpensire  to boy and to oss, easy to clean and to re-  wick. No kindling; no ashes. Smokeless  and odorless. At all hardware and general  ���������tores, l^ok for th* Triangle trademark.  WM* ia Canada  ftOYAUTO 00. is bwt for allow  TP Wf\mi OM CO., MM  ��������� fii-iii-ii^"^������������������*^-Sjyy^!!!!������V'  Vf   *w9/A^anj4^nA*r*9w     Tv^NwfWI     ^wr^a^a^^    VWVII  \i  ,:*���������'  FALSE CREEK TIDE FLATS  ARE TORE RE-CLAIMED  Efforts of Vancouver Member Results in Developments  of Cheaper Manufacturing Sites  *7  s Word has been received from  Ottawa that hy the representaT  tions of the federal member for  Vancouver an orderin-jcouncil has  been passed giving the Vancouver Harbor board rights to 41  acres of tide fiats in False creek.  The reclamation of this large  area which extends on both sides  of Granville street bridge, has  been under consideration by the  commission for a considerable  time, but a crown grant had to  be secured from the Dominion  government before the scheme  could be proceeded with. Commissioner McClay stated that  steps would be taken at an early  date to proceed with the work.  The general details of the project have been mapped out.   ,  Mr. McClay stated that it was  the������ intention of the commission  to develop the tract for industrial and warehouse sites, and it  was hoped by this means to pro_r  vide- Vancouver with something  which it has lacked hitherto, industrial sites in a central locality on a moderate rental basis.  Worth Million Dollars  The value of the land lying  useless and covered by water at  high tide is estimated when the  reclamation work is completed at  nearly a million dollars, on the  basis of $24,000 an acre. It is  proposed to rent sites to industries for -24-year terms, the rent  being based on seven per cent,  of the land value.  The harbor commissioners have  already several prospective industries in view, and do not anticipate any difficulty in attracting  many others to this desirable  spot. Transportation ' facilities  both by rail and water will be  of. the best.  The exact size of the reclaimed  area will be 41.8 acres, which will,  be enclosed by a sea wall and  bulkhead, Duilt 50 feet in from  the main water channels on the  north and south sides. Later on  a permanent reinforced concrete  wall will be built outside the  entire area. In the meantime, un  til the permanent wall is com  pleted, the 50-foot strip may he  used by manufacturers and other  tenants for light wharves. The  bulkhead will act as a retaining  wall for the permanent wall.  There will be a 200-foot wide  water-way on the south side  which will be dredged tb a depth  of 12 feet at low tide. On the  north side there will be a 350-  X    W. J. BOWSER, K C.  Attorney-General of B. 0., Nominated by Acclamation in Vancouver Biding  TRAINING SEASON OPENS  MONDAY  Twenty-five players will report  at the Beavers headquarters at  Athletic Park next Monday to  try out for the this end of the  Northwestern League Contest  which will commence on April  18th. Bob Brown has made a  number of trips around the Pacific Coast during the past few  months and states that he has a  promising bunch of ball players  and will soon be making things  hum.      ,  The Colored Giants of Chicago  will only play two games in Vancouver on their trip through the  northwest. Bob Brown, the Vancouver magnate, ?vas advised yesterday that the Giants would be  here on April 8 and 9. The Vancouver club's training schedule  will be announced this week. It  will include games with University of Washington, Olympics of  Tacoma, Chicago Colored Giants.  Ballard and probably Fort  Worth.  foot channel, dredged to a depth  of 20 feet at the extreme low  tide.  The reclaimed, area will be connected with the shore on the  south side by an embankment  carrie through from the site of  the old Granville street bridge.  This will be used as a driveway  for teams and will also accommodation a line of tracks for cars.  It is estimated that 1,000,000  cubic yards of material will be  required to make the necessary  fill. The whole area will be" raised four feet above the highest  tide mark. About 80,000 feet of  timber bulkheading will be used.  The Granville street bridge will  pass over the proposed area in  about the middle.  A turning basin will be dredged out at the east end for the  use of larger sized vessels loading or unloading there.  The harbor board will administer the property and will retain four acres for the use of the  Marine and Fisheries and Public  Works department. At the present time the Dominion government does not own a foot of  -round in the city available for  the needs of those two departments. The ground will be used  for storing buoys, dredges, stores  and other articles, most of which  are now kept in New Westminster.  In discussing the matter the  harbour commissioners said it  was part of their program of harbor development. They said the  land would provide a fine central  site for a city market as well as  for factories and warehouses. Access for pedestrians will be provided by a stairway leading  down from_the Granville street  bridge. The area will be laid out  on a definite design and will be  the centre of activity,and interest instead of unsightly and useless mud fiats most of the time as  at present, they added.  Some years ago a group of pri-  ate citizens tried to get possession of the property, but their  application was refused on the  ground that the land belonged to  the Crown and should not be  turned over to private exploitation.  While the commissioners refus  SEkVICE FIRST  f^UR  one   thought   and  purpose   on  all   appointments   is  v   GENTEEL SERVICE.   We leave no details for your  care.  QUR  vr will  desire.  CHAPEL    and    RECEPTION    ROOM  afford   you    any   privacy   you   may  MOUNT PLEASANT UNDERTAKING CO.  Phone: Fairmont 189 154 8th Ave. E. (near Main)  LIEUT. TYNEB AND MEMBERS OF 318T B. C. HORSE  dress their babies in a manner  that, for the sake of a better  term, is simply "killing the babies with kindness."  What is the meaning of the  world-wide interest in Child Welfare ftpday?  It means.that sociologists, philanthropists, eugenists, all thoughtful women and men, are discovering that the welfare of the  child holds such an important  place in our social and national  life, that no longer can this study  be neglected.  There. is a God-given instinct  in every decent man and woman  that cries out for protection for  the children. The world can  look with comparative composure  at dead men in. trenches and  shattered cathedrals; but maimed,  naked, starving, children is a  sight it cannot, bear without passion and amazement, and a strong  desire to do things.  The mortality among children  is dreadful. If a like death rate  should take place with our cows,  horses, or pigs, the government  would at once take action, and  ed to outline their plans for fi-[see to it, that the cause was re-  nancing the reclamation work, it [moved. The cause of this enor  is understood that there will be  a bond issue to raise the necessary means.  the management of the domestic  animals were applied in the rearing of children it would bey a  great improvement on the present  methods.  Mothers have it in their power  to see to it that there are "better Canadian babies," and as a  natural result there will be more  of them. '  SOUTH VANCOUVER  South .Vancouver has nominated as leaders in the coming election J. W. Weart for the Liberals  and Stuart Campbell for the Conservatives. Both are good men,  well known in the community and  respected by all,who know them.  The new riding will be well represented whichever way the voting goes.  WOT YOU SNEEZE  A MOVIE THEATRE FOR  CHW4)REN NEEDED HERE  Venture Has Proved a Big Success in Boston���������Where  Favorite Stories of Jiittle Ones Are Shown on Screen  We are accustomed to hearing  of various experiments looking to  the betterment of humanity and  originating in Boston. Some-  limes the announcement provokes a reference to baked beans  which "have nothing to do  with the case." For the most  part earnest workers are anxious  to keep up with the efforts of  Boston's earnest and undoubtedly cultivated workers. The latest move is one that is more than  once the question has been asked  always desp.airingly ���������"Why  can't we have moving picture  shows for children?"  Whether we can or not, other  cities can. Boston has shown that  they can. It began with a theatre  for children which was perfectly  successful, although the plays  were given only semi-annually instead of ' every night with two  matinees, as is the /case with  grownups. The thought ^ suggests itself, that, because they are  not surfeited, children inay grow  up with some sort of dramatic instinct, and really know the difference between a real play and  a near play. But that is a digression.  The first outgrowth of the children's theatre is the children's  movies. It began just before  Christmas with Saturday matinees at one of the theatres, prices  ranging from ten to twenty-five  cents, according to location of  seats. Every week since then  there has been a matinee and the  very natural thing has happened���������the children are clamoring  for their favorite stories in the  movies.   Last  week  another  in  mother who chaperoned her little  brood was so delighted���������she must  have kept her childish heart  through all the years���������that she  left a fund to be used in putting  the movies within reach of the  poor little lives that need them  and cannot afford them.  College girls who are earnest  settlement workers attend the  matinees in cap and gown, ready  to take charge of any child or  group of children whose elders  cannot attend. Several clubs  around Boston have purchased  blocks of seats and presented  them, to children of employes or  groups in whom they are interested. At the first film entertainments vaudeville was introduced in the guise df a rag-doll  dance, a magician and other features beloved by children long  ago, but it has been found that  '' Sleeping Beauty," " Little Lord  Fauntleroy," and kindred stories  are all that are asked.  Now, lest Boston seem too far  away to make Vancouver feel its  deficiency, it is a good thing to  know-that the town ofx Amherst,  Nova Scotia, had exactly this  kind of theatre for children  working as a tremendous success  several years ago.  mous mortality among children  is ignorance���������the ignorance of  parents���������compulsory education;  and the one thing heedful for  the perpetuation and welfare of  the human family is not, in the  curriculum.  The conservation of human life  ���������the knowledge that will lessen  the number of. tiny graves in the  cemeteries, and the saddened  hearts of loving parents���������this is  the information the Better Canadian Babies Bureau is trying to  diffuse.  First of all it ought to be the  child's privilege to be born right,  of healthy parents having no history of mental disease, malignant  troubles, tuberculosis, or alcoholism. The child does not select its  parents, and it is a tragical situation if, as the child grows up, it  learns to deplore that such is the  case.  Pre-natal influences and their  effect upon the mental and physical condition of later life might  be profitably studies by prospective parents. Iii fact, if the same  care and common sense used in  KILLING THE BABIES  Most mothers love babies, but  it is a strange combination of love  and ignorance on the part of  mothers that causes twenty-five  per cent, of our babies to die  before they reach one year of  age. Mothers frequently and  evitable thing happened. A grand-' with the best intentions feed and  There is more than, one cause  for sneezing, and persons may  differ in their susceptibility to  them. A bright light will cause  some persons to sneeze, the pollen  of certain plants will affect others, and most people are likely  to sneeze in the presence of dust.  Such sneezing is due to superficial irritation.  The sneeze caused by the effect  of cold is different. It is an attempt of nature to cure you. She  makes you sneeze for the same  reason that she makes- you shiver���������to generate heat for warming the blood and preventing you  from taking more cold���������to help  relieve the cold you have.���������     The sneezing from cold is not  an act of the nose alone, this being merely the part of the body  where it explodes. It is an act  of the entire body during which  every muscle gives a jump. The  body is affected by a spasmodic  effort to warm the entire system  and throw off the cold.  "Oh, yes, my husband is an enthusiastic archaeologist!" said  Mrs. Moles. "And I never knew  it until yest^rda^! I found in  his desk some queer-looking tickets with'the inscription, 'Flya-  Avay, 8 to IX AndJ when'I asked him what they were he said,  they were relics of a lost race,  isn't that interesting?" V  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������^'������������������������������������������������������^���������^������������������������������������������������������^^^���������^^^^���������^���������^���������'������������������������������������������������������������������������H'  t  | The Cost of Operating Electric Household ���������  | Appliances is Merely Nominal. j  * ���������  The following table of hourly costs has been prepai'ed   i  with appliances such as we handle used for the test: t  Coffee   Percolator  314 Cents per Hour  Electric   Grill  4 to 5% cts. per hr.  Electric Iron  4 to 5 cents  per hour.  Electric Toaster  5 Cents per Hour  Electric Washer  3 Cents per Hour  ���������  ;  ���������  t  ���������  t  4*4*4*4*4*4*************4*t\4*4*******4*******4*4**'*4*^  N. B.���������The appliances are generally used, but a fraction  of an hour for cooking. The total cost for Iron and Washer  depends upon the aMount of work to be done.  The   appliances   will   be   demonstrated  for  you' at   our  salesrooms.  B. C. ELECTRIC  fSfH' I  >x<  i.rtL     ^  Jf    ,  Carrall & Hastings 3ts.  XXAfo vriiuivuJC ai.,  near Davie THE "WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 26, 1915.  THE WESTERN CALL  H. H. STEVENS, M. P.  Editor-in-Chief  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LIMITED  r ,  HEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.  *     SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.    ~  $1.50 Outside Canada.  ������l If you do not get "CALL" regularly,  it is probably because your subscription  is long overdue. ��������� Renew at once. If paid  up, phone or write complaint today.  THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC  OR THE NATION  The liquor traffic and the drink evil are subjects with which any government anywhere ihA  the British dominions to-day will trifle only with  peril to the nation and the Empire.   It is not  merely, a question of safeguarding the tempted  against the barroom and protecting the innocent  from the defilement and poverty which drunkenness entails.   It gives concern at this hour to the  foremost statesmen in Britain.   The other day  Lord Kitchener warned parliament of the serious damage done to British war preparedness,  and efficiency by the temptation to drink offered  by the taphouses and the intemperate habits of  British   workmen.   The   drink  habit  interferes  with the production' of war equipment so seriously that the nation'8 welfare in the war is  endangered.   Kitchener's solemn warning is made  emphatic hy loyd George's unequivocal words:  "Let us be perfectly candid.   It is mostly  the  lure ��������� of  the  drink.   Drink is  doing  us  ' more damage in the war than all the German  submarines put together."  And what the liquor traffic and the drink evil  do in Britain, to the brain and brawn, to the  nerves and muscles of. British workmen, they do  in Canada to the capacity and endurance of Canadians in this time of national stress and national  peril. What temptations to drink do to workmen  they do to soldiers. Is it any wonder, then,"that  a protest, strong and earnest, is raised against  the Canadian governments that allow the liquor  traffic to work its havoc in industrial circles?  Is it any wonder that protests are made to Sir  Robert Borden against the "wet canteen" for  ,Canadian soldiers in camp or at the front?  Premier Hearst of Ontario will find that any-  mere tinkering with this problem will not be a  deliverance for him or for the government from  the growing difficulties which alliance with the  liquor traffic involves.   It is vain and foolish for  him to point to last /June's vote as representing  the deliberate and settled convictions in that  province on the liquor traffic.   Conditions are  ��������� _ changing, and changing-rapidly. -The political  prestige of Sir James Whitney is gone.' The war  has turned a fiercer light on the economic, phy-.  sical, and moral damage of the  drink  habit.  Public opinion is gathering force and is becoming more direct against the traffic as a .burden  on business and an enemy to political freedom..  The signs are thickening that the barrooms will  be abolished in Saskatchewan at a date much  earlier, than  contemplated.   The   churches,  the  schools, tbe  progressive public-service  corporations ,and the great institutions of. industry are  now almost"solid against the licensed bar.     The  great newspapers of this continent are, one by  one, refusing to publish liquor advertisements.  In Canada, among the metropolitan dailies, the  example of The Globe in this regard will now be  followed by The Citizen, the chief Conservative  newspaper in Ottawa.   All this means that the  days of the barroom are numbered, and number--  ed ,too, are the days of safe alliances between  any government and the liquor interests.���������-Toronto Globe.  THE RAILWAY POLICY  WE again publish this article. The(devil, usually  present, according toj tradition in al|p^int-  ;'' ing offices, took'occasion to make anXih-  ,; warranted interlineation in it last week, and suc-  ���������ceeded in giving an impression not intended.;.  Upon reading the same we immediately telephoned to hame the imp killed forthwith and  received promise of i immediate action on that  line. Not having seen evidence of his presence  since we are prepared to hope that at least he  has been effectively exercised in the meantime.  It is amazing what ingenuity can be displayed  in thus twisting the meaning of copy without the  slightest intention of doing so. X X>  Whatever criticisms may be forthcoming  as to the details of the McBride administration,  the outstanding feature, that of the railroad policy of the government, will show generally as a  benefit to the province all through its history.  The rapid successions of governments which  preceded the regime of the present administration made' the government of. British Columbia'  a joke.  The  isolation of  the  province,  and  meagre  . transportation facilities made any considerable  industrial development impossible.  While Vancouver has attained the position  of the chief city of the province, it has been  debarred from attaining the size and activity  hoped ��������� for and fully discounted by investors  here because she has been and still is served by  only one railroad company (Canadian) having  only one single track over which all commodities must pass.  No large industries could be developed under  such conditions, for no manufacturers would undertake large plants where they would be subject to the tariffs of a single railroad < company,  not subject to cpn^petition. It is sure that the  railroads would abSorb all the profits of such an  enterprise. j;!,,.   ,-   X  Now the provinaeuihas been lifted into a better plane than that).by the construction of the  C. N. R., and by the undertaking of the,P. G. &  E., connecting with the Grand Trunk.  Instead of one Cofhpany with one single  track we shall have three large companies  with the C. P. R., having three tracks serving  the city, and competing for and creating business  in order to make their tracks pay.  This is all to the good. ���������<  As to the price paid for those lines there may  be difference of opinion, but the fact stands that  the lines are there wholly or in part, and that  will later be found to be very .important to the  province and to the city.  There might be a danger of course of carrying a policy of this kind too far, and making the  province. pay too much for its transportation  that when its industries become established the  profits from them might be mortgaged so fully  that the expected gains to the people of the prpr,  vince would not materialize. "'".���������'  It is but fair to say, however, that this state  of. affairs have not materialized.yet, and that the  administration wbich secured for the province  these advantages will guard them from being*  wasted by overguarantees or loans to the builders. .'-V-  At all events it would not be fair to put what  might be offered against what has actually been  accomplished.  According to reliable statistics, there are tied  up at the present time about two billion bushels  of wheat, the production of the countries at war.  This is in the vicinity of half the world's total  production of. wheat. A recognized authority argues that granting that the warring nations produce a one-half crop in the coming year, a deficit  of one billion bushels will still be shown. The  three countries upon which the filling of this  deficit of one billion bushels will rest are Canada,  the United States and Argentina. The combined  output of these three countries is only 1,249,000,-  000; their exportable surplus would, of course,  be much less, so it can easily be seen that the  question is not one to- be easily solved.and it behooves' Canada to increase her productions as  mucli as she possible can, for when the war is  over and trade begins to re-establish itself and  the nations undergo a process of rehabilitation,  the demand for all breadstuffs "must be enormous.  The death of Lincoln Beachey comes to remind us that despite the liberal use of aviation  in the war, that it is still a dangerous occupation.  PSYCHOWGY Of WAR  (Continued  from  page   I) .  Now the leaders of Germany belieye and with  good reason, that but for the interference of England much if not all of their dream would haver  come   true. .'���������/.  They believe that but for England they would  have been in Paris: That but for England their  fleet would have driven the French and:the Russian shipping from the seas. That but for t\e.  British fleet the sea Coast and ports of France  would have -been at the mercy of their fleet  .and would have been surrendered. That but for  the interference of England,their troops would  have swept down through Serbia, beingvjoined by  Bulgaria and would have assisted their fleet  to take the Dardanelles if the Turk failed to open ,  them to their ally! They believe^that with the  short campaign in the west quickly finished they  would have been able to force terms terms on  Russian  But England stepped in to - make good her  'treaty with Belgium.  That Britain was bound in honor to do this  'Germany knew. That Britain would do this  Germany Would not believe. That honor should  weigh sufficiently with Britain to cause her to  step in the way of such an irresistible force  as Germany believed herself to be seemed absurd  on the face of it.  But if VEngland did get in the way, well so  much the worse for England. That was the' attitude of the German mind.  And England stepped into the way!  Well, it' was worth while to teach England  a lesson first of all. Hence the Imperial order  , for the destruction of General French's 'l contemptible little army."  So with the informed part of Germany there  would seem some reason for bitterness towards  the stone of stumbling over which she has fallen.  But the people of Germany have not been  allowed to know how serious a stumbling block  Britain has proven up to the present, and certainly not what a mighty rock of offence she  seems destined to prove before the fight is over,  therefore the outburst of hatred is not spontaneous, but is being manufactured as the various  mental attitudes of Germany have been manufactured for a couple of. generations.  Why, then, is this campaign of hatred to the  fore in Germany?  OF A BRITISH TAR  W. A. ELLIS  Late R. N.  Copies of this interesting booklet  of topical  verse,   which   have  published from time to time,  can now be secured at the office  Western Gall, 203 Kingsway.  LIMITED EDITION  25c PER COPY  Because there is bound to be an outburst  against some one for the betrayal of Germany.  The fact is that the sufferings of Germany.  have been caused by the devilish ambitions of  Prussia and by tlie House of Hohehzollerh.  The danger is that Germany should awake to  this fact and take a proportionate revenge upon  : the section of Germany which has thus betrayed  her into the most awful position which any nation has found itself in.   "VVorse than Belgium.  <Fpr, the.sufferings of Belgiumvis;ithe' sufferings of.  heroes.   But the sufferings of Germany are the  sufferings of pirates, whose very soul Jife has  become rotten with  cruelty,  beastly lustJ' and *  hellish greed of unholy gain and power.  When the conviction of this rushes in upon  Germany if they ever awake from the hypnotic  influence of the Hohenzollern obsession in their  rage of self-accused they-will attempt to tear  some one for their betrayal. The Kaiser dreads  this more than all else, and the word has gone  out to turn the tide of hatred, towards'Britain  lest it turn and overwhelm Prussia.  Thiscis not a thing to be smiled at as far as  we are concerned, but as there is nothing that  weXcatT do7 TnTthV matter, at least we are free  to go on unheeding the curses hurled our way.  That phase of it will pass if. we have patience.  The people of that country will awake, andthe  internal trouble following the awakening will  not be pleasant for those who have misled them.  The cost of the war, estimated in the second  month of the war at $32,000,000 a day, has now  risen, according to official estimates, to $50,-  000,000 a day. The human suffering cannot be  estimated. It will affect all the nations for generations to. come. It is only on the material  side that losses can be even approximately Stated,  and these are staggering.���������New York American.  Billy Sunday got about $100,00 Oout of Philadelphia. Xyirtue is still a whale of a reward.  The Crown Prince is said to be in retirement  at Berlin. Probably recovering from his last  dozen or so wounds, not to mention being murdered. .  X'X x     '���������'. "���������"���������' ���������   ������������������,,- ���������'        .       ,        ' ':,.  Unlike the ammunition ancl the food; Germany's supply of "kultur" never runs low.  " ���������'- '"��������� XX"   "���������     '���������    . t ' V;,       "'      '  If would save trouble, perhaps, if each re^  cruit on enlisting were asked to declare bis;  politics, then the total vote could be added to the*  ballot boxes asrequired.     X  :'.V-X   V\: Xv    ���������    ���������   .* ;X X ��������� ' ��������� k  ���������'. J'-:"--: '������������������'���������-'      X v "..'''���������'.' ���������'        ���������    ; _,������������������' V ��������� ,".  The men who would divide the Dominion by  ain election during the war are still looking for  excuses. The love of office is an undying and  dominating impulse,     v  ' [-*k ���������:" '���������  J '      fy  "Life and death hinge on munitions," says  Lloyd-George, yet we have prominent men in  _panada^nJQyin  est profit by sending our citizen soldiers into the  field with unserviceable equipment.  .XV ,   .���������   -.  '>;���������.-'��������� ;���������"'���������#   \#V-\#-  "J  ���������  The Germans claim to have found a method  of converting straw into food. This will be a  great opportunity for the breakfast food manuf  facturers.  The Huns submarine menace is easily explained, being thoroughly versed in all underhand \  methods- bf  warfare,   an  under  water  scheme  would naturally appeal to them.  ������  Western Call ads. bring results. Get our  prices for advertising and job work. First class  work  guaranteed.  SHIPPING   IN   VANCOUVEE   HABBOTTB ' ,  s -s -  Friday, March 26, 1915.  THE WESTERN  CALL  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������I;  Our Vancouver Kipling  DRAKE'S DRUM  Shall Drake's Drum sound again? Tbe legend ia that  when danger threatens Great Britain it is only necessary  to sound the drum, and be will come back to beat ita  enemies as he did in days gone by.  The drum is still to be seen in Buckland Abbey,  Devonshire, ln the possesion of a descendant of Drake's  brother. "   ' '  When the fleet steamedaway ^through the mists of grey  On that fateful August" morn,  The drum of. Drake was heard to shake,  And his spirit again was born.  For all they were worth, they ploughed to the north,  And remain there upftp- date4 V  Whilst the drum once more* .beat irbm shore to shore  Denoting their ultimate fate.  ���������."' ; j'':-ky/n.yj:j.::kr\-..        '���������������������������  It was heard through the breeze, in the China seas,  In the ocean of India,; too,  It beat round the V'tibrn,''in the snowy morn  And in Mediterranean blue  It was heard by their hosts on Pacific coasts  And away near the Falkland land  And wherever the sound, it was surely found,  That Britannia held command.  III.  It is heard by the sailors who batter away  At the forts of the Dardanelles  And I'm told that it beat into fatty's ears  But perhaps that is fairy tales, ���������  But be as it may, it lives today  For a sailor can't tell a lie(?)  For he points with what ease we have swept the seas  As we did in days gone by. -,,  IV.  We have roamed once again, o 'er the Spanish main,  And swept it from east' to west,  We have lost, it is true, of our boys in blue,  Some of the bravest and best,  It will beat some day up the North Sea way  And sound every heart to thrill,  So then will the foe very quickly know  That Britain is Britain still.  .������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������**  ���������  '   4*  -r  GREATLY INCREASED GRAIN  AREA IN WESTERN CANADA  Government Reports from All Parts of Thousands of  Acres Now Being Seeded���������Canada Doing Her  Part in Feeding the Empire  ���������l,.H..M..M..|.������.H..M.<"M"HM^^  HEATING E^00XrBM^ency���������  U  Our Business his beei built up t������v merit ������lone  LEEK & CO.  Heating Engineers.  ::  1095 Homer St. Sey. 661  >HMfr.x������4"MMfr>*<"HHH"fr't'4'*'M"M^ ' ceeded in 1915  Withp the next few weeks the  farmers in Canada will be engaged upon the work of seeding the  greatest acreage which has ever  been given bver to the production  of grain in'the history of the  Dominion. While statistics portraying the actual increase  in area will not be given  until the federal authorities at Ottawa compile in  the late spring, the reports from  their correspondents on work  done, the findings of investigations which have already been  complicated point clearly to the  conclusion that the 'additions  throughout the "Western, provinces, at last, will be .yery consul-  able in extent. Officials of the  Canadian Northern recently finished a survey of fpll plowing  along the lines of that, company  in Manitobia, Saskatchewan and  Alberta. The figures which were  sent in, >of course, deal with the  C. N. R. only, but they may be  taken as an indication df the  manner in which the . farmers  west of the Oreat Lakes have responded to the call for a greater  production of foodstuffs in Canada. Five hundred and( thirty-  nine agents contributed to the  report in order that it would" be  thoroughly representative of' the  territory served.  Although, along the Canadian Northern lines in the ^ prairie  provinces the increase may be  averaged at forty per. cent.  The figures give a total average  plower last fall of 6,181,376 acres.  This js an increase of 1,76 6,108  acres - over the preceding year.  Figured at 21.38 bushels to the  acre^-the flat average of the yeild  in western provinces in 1914 for  whert, oats, and barley-the grain  yeild from fall plowed lands  along the Canadian Northern in  Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta would be 132,157,818.88 busl  hels. On the yield basis'of last  year the increased acreage would  produce 37,759,389.04 , bushels.  But 1914 was ah off year for  grajh production in the west, arid  !that average will probably be ex-  200 per cent. Two towns on the  same line, closer to the Saskatchewan Alberta Line- Cereal and  Chinook-report 15,000 acres each.  In the former the increase is given at 1400 per cent, while at the  latter place there was no fall  plowing done in 1913,  Even in the older-settled parts  of the west ,there are gratifying  increases. At Morris, in Manitoba, the acreage is given at  .30,000 and the .increase 35 per  cent. At Gladstone, there are 20,  000 acres, which represent a 25  per cent, increase. At Spirling in  the Carman subdivision, the  agfcnt reports 40,000 which is an  increase of 15 per cent. At Dun-  rea in the Hartney District the  figures jump to 50,000 which represents an increase of 70 per  cent. Kipling reports 75,000.an  increase of 90 per cent. Aa these  are the conspicuous returns'only,  it is apparent that Canada is doing her alloted part of the task  which is at present confronting  the Empire.  VANCOUVERS CINCH  HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP  Two Games Straight Puts Millionaires in Front for Stanley  Cup���������Ottawa Outplayed At the  Six-Man Game.  BALL FANS NOW  GET BUST  ���������MrK&nom  "- Governing Timber on Dominion land*  in Manitoba. Saskatchewan. Alberta: the  North West Territories, the Railway  Belt in the .Province of British Columbia, and the tract of Three and a Half  MUlion Actas Located by tha Dominion  in the -Peace River District ln British  Columbia.  " A license to cut timber on a tract not  exceeding: twenty-five square, miles ln  extent may be acquired only at public  auction. A rental of $5.00 per square  mile, per annum, is charged on all timber berth, except those situated wast of  Yale in the Province of British Columbia, on which the rental is at ths rate of  6 cents per acre. In addition to rental;  dues are charged on the timber cut at  the rates set out In section SO of-^ the  regulations.  Eleven pitchers will be includ-  eded in the baseball squad which  will go into training on Monday  morning at Athletic Park." Altogether there will be twentynsix  candidates on the job when Bob  Brown, the Beaver boss, calls the  roll at the local lot next week,  and they will dine at the expense  of the management until the  pruning knife is applied. As the  champions will only carry fifteen  men after April 20, the Vancouver magnate figures on reducing  the squad during the first few  days of training.  Contrary to expectations, Bob  Northrup, the no-hit-no-run hero  of the Western Canada circuit,  will not join the Beavers. He  has failed to return his contract,  and, according to word from him  in Des Moines; la., he will not be  out this way. It is altogether  likely that he will be turned over  to some other club. The pitchers  who will, repprt hlere include the  following*: Doty, ItReuther, Kramer, Hunt^.$n^hi: Osborne, Stall-  con, Zwitka,! Calloway, Miles and  EddyV The latter is. a Seattle  semi pro. stiar. V   ;    "  There will be eight candidates  for infield berths.   For first base  there .^re. three, McCarl, Martin Coa, mInI rtghtm of th- !������������������������_,_���������,  and Chn8tianson. Martin IS the ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  only one Who is figured to give ^ T������kon Territory, the Northw-t Ter-  McCarl a battle for the position.  Bloomer. Grant and Gislason will  try out at second, while Ham  mond has . the shortfield job  clinched. Coleman looks like a certainty for third'. base.  Timber VfraMs aad  Permits may 'be granted in the Provinces of Manitoba. Saskatchewan ��������� and  Alberta, to owners of portable sawmills, to cut over a definitely described  tract of land not exceeding one square  ���������milejn extent, on payment of dues at  the rate of SO cents per thousand feet,  B.M., and subject to payment of rental  at the rate of $100 par square mile.'par  annum.  Water for momsstsadars  Any occupant of a homestead quartet'  section having no timber xof his own  suitable for the purpose may. provided  he has not previously, been granted free  allowance of timber, obtain a free permit to cut the quantity of building and  fencing Umber set out in 8ecUon, oi of  the Regulations./ '  W. W. CORT,  Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.  mrorsxs or ooa&  maav&Anom  The Advance Agent of     ,,  GOMFO&T ANP OO-NVEWIWOI!  Forms a closer union of Home,  Business arid Friends.  fl For a limited time, .Business or  Residence Telephones will be installed upon payment of $5.00  Rental in advance!  fl For particulars call Seymour 6070.  Contract Department.  B.  C. TELEPHONE  COMPANY, LIMITED  The largest acreage for' any  one station was reported from  Star City, in the black loam district in Northern Saskehewan.  It was given as 110,000, and the  increase oyer last year as 40 per  cent. Naisberry, close; to Star  City, reported 75,000 acres. Mel-  fort, nearby on - the same line  clamed, an. increase of 100 per  cent. . V.V. .       .J.; JJ '   , -,.,;  Rosthern repbrted -an increase  of 300 p.e. over last year. Duck  Overcoming a lead of two goals  in the second period after the  eastern champions had given a  dazzling display for twenty minutes at their own style, the Vancouvers, Pacific Coast champions,  practically clinched the world's  hockey championship and the  Stanley cup, when they went out  in front with some rapid scoring  and' finished on the long end of  an 8-3 Score. Beaten at their own  game,* af tej4 going out in frqnt  and notching the first two goals  the Senators were a disappointed  lot after sixty minutes of thrilling; play. No excuses were offered^ They were beaten and decis  ively by a superior team. Penal  ties were doled out regularly by  the officials and Ottawa figures  ^prominently in the records, but  the defeat of the easterners cannot be attributed to their failure  to escape penalties. For twenty  minutes they played grand hockey  and had a shade on the western  champions, but after the second  period opened they were unable  to meet the onslaughts of. the  Vancouvers and at the finish had  been defeated by a combination  bf puck chasers who demonstrated their superiority in all departments of the game in no, uncertain  OFFICERS ELECTED FOB  WHOLESALE LEAGUE  V Officers were elected and arrangements for this year's baseball season completed at the annual meeting of the Wholesale  Baseball League. The officers for  last year were re-elected as follows : Hon. presidents, Messrs.  Robert Kelly, Jv P. ;D. Malkin, B.  P. McLennan, R.XJ. Leckie and  M. H.Leggat; president, D. M.  McDonald; vice-president, E. J.  Jardine; secretary-treasurer, G.  Fred Lavack.       X  The league decided not to affil  Hate with the Vancouver District  Amateur Baseball Association.  The schedule for the year will be  drawn up at a meeting to he held  at Malkin's.  ritorles and in a portin of the Province  of British Columbia, may be leaaed for  a term of twenty-one years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2669 acres will be leassd to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to tbe Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district ln which  the rights applied for are situated.  in surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub~dl-  visions of sections, and ln unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be re-i  funded If the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of 6 cents  per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full'quantity of mei>  chantable coal'mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rlghta  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be ���������permitted to purchase whatever available  Jl������f" "  sary for tl      . w _  rate of $10.09 an acre. ,  j For full information application should  I be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to  any Agent or Sub-Agent of pominion  Lands. \-  W. W, CORY.  Deputy Minister of tha Interior.  _ VS. B.���������Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  surface rights may be considered   he working of tha mine at the.,  T ,   ,    *nnnn . .    ,mapner.   The score is a good in  take's   50,000   acres is   an in- dication of the play; 1^   X_.___  crease- of-75  per -centXTcXthe XfX"v;Xiiir    = ������,Xr _X  north, Hafford, on the new line       *ooto WeTfcn������ Straight  connecting the cities of Price Al  bert and North Battleford, reported 72,000 acres an acre 95 per  teen greater than in 1915; To  the south, in Saskehewan, Delise  on the Saskatoon-Calgary line,  reported 88,000 acres, which is  an increase of 30 per cent. Marshall, on the main line toward  the Alberta boundary returned  50,000 acres. In Alberta the  town of Hanna reported 40,000  acres, an increase of 20 per cent  Vancouvers have two games to  their credit in the series, having  won games under both codes and  there doesn't appear to be a  chahce for them tb lose a match.  It looks like three games in a  row and the cup and the world's  title. Ottawa even on their own  ice would not compare with the  Vancouvers. They do not possess the same speed merchants  and two matches have convinced  the'coast fans that the Vancou-  CO-OPEJUTIVE ASSN'S  SUCCESSFUL IN SASK  Stettler in the central portion of vers are the best players in the  the province, gave 30,000 an in- game,  crease of 20 per cent.   Craigmyle,  close to Calgary, reporteaV 40,000  acres, and Delia, the next station 47,000 which is an increase of  Agricultural co-operative associations in operation in Saskatchewan at the present time number 135, according to returns to  the department of agriculture at  Regina. The report submitted  gives detailed information as to  the accomplishments of the various;,~ associations. -An indication  of the possibilities of co-operation is furnished in the case of  the Davidson Cooperative Association. In a period of less than  eight months this association  handled 27 carloads of coal, six  carloads of cordwood, six carloads of lumber,,, one carload of  fence wire, one carload of potatoes, one carload of apples, one  carload- of fence posts, and Quantities of. other materials and supplies. The government report  shows that considerable profit resulted from this co-operation.  PUBLIC 80800*, DESKS  "ROUGH ON BATS" clears out  rats, mice, etc. Don't die in the  house. 15c and 25c at drug and cduntry  stores. t.f.  .���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������**  '; BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS SUPPLIES i  LIMITED  Gate Valves, Hydrants, Brass Goods, Water Meters,  Lead Pipe, Pig Lead, Pipe and  Pipe Fittings.  Railway Track Tools and White .Waste  Concrete Mixers and Wheelbarrows.  Phone: Sey. 8942.  1101 Dominion Building.  <>  ������h  4 >  44  4 >  ���������  < >  44  4.  4>  < ���������  4 I  WASHINGTON. DC.  ���������������������������������������������������������>���������>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Phone Seymour 9086  If you require anything in our  way of business���������Real Estate,  Rent Collections, Loans, Mortgages,0 Fire Insurance, Wills, Executor, Conveyancing, Agreements for Sale, Notary Public  Deposit Boxes, etc., etc.���������call  upon us.  Personal Service is Our Keynote  -Dow, fraser Trust Co  122 Hastings St. West  land   McKay   Station,   Burnaby  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed  "Tenders for School Desks,"  will be received by tbe Honourable the Minister of Public Workf  up to 12 o'clock noon of Thursday,  25th day of March, 1915, for supplying the following desks:  Single D������*a  Size-No. 3  ..r..T...'..T...-. 250    _  Size No. 2  250  Single Bear*  Size No. 2  100  Size No. 3    50  Size No. 5    25  The desks are to be quoted at a  price  per  desk.  The name of tbe desk and maker  to be mentioned in tenders.  Delivery at Victoria or Vancouver  on  or before 31st day of July next.  The successful tenderer 'will, free of  any additional charges, store the desks  and pack or crate ready for shipment to places to be hereafter designated, from time to time to the order  of the Department.  No tender will be entertained unless  accompanied by an accepted cheque on  a chartered bank of Canada, payable  to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, or by cash, in the amount  of two hundred dollars ($200), which  will be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when  called upon to do so, or if he fail to  complete the  contract.  Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers  will be returned upon signing of contract.  The Department is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender.  J. E. Grifttth,  Deputy Minister of Public Works  and Engineer.  Department    of   Public   "Works,  Victoria, B. C, $th March, 1915.  Mch   23.  LAND ACT  New Westminster Land District, ""  District of Texada Island.  ���������TAKE NOTCE that I, Joseph Astley,  * of Vancouver, occupation engineer,  intend to apply for permission to lease  the following described foreshore for  docking purposes: Commencing at a  post planted about one and a half  miles from the southern point (on the  east side) of Texada Island, Jthence  following the shore line in a northwesterly direction to' the head of an  unnamed bay (henceforth to be known  as Astley Bay), thence following the  shore line around the bay!! to the east  side, thence south-east for about 750  feet.  Dated  January  20th,  1915.  JOSEPH   ASTLEY.  X  /1  ��������� r   H  x'  ' I*. . THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 26, 1915.  .X4*.>**.x****->*������w-x~^^ r f\ BATTALION  ' WILL LEAVE SOON  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  . at all.hour8.  Phone Fairmont 848  :   Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  HUM III11111111 >H !���������������>���������<������  ���������lllllll*HM<*l^<������illl������*������  BABY ARRESTELV AS VAGRANT  Story of Youngest Offender Ever Taken Into Custody  by Police   ~  This is the 'story of the youngest "offender" ever taken incus-  tody by an officer of the' King.  A boy .was recently arrested in  Montreal on a charge of vagrancy. The accused, to keep to  the terminology of tne courts,  was just six days old, at the time  of. his arrest.  This is the allegation against  him,,just as it was made out:  (Warrant to Apprehend)  Office of the Police  Magistrates  "To all or any of the .constables  or peace officers in the  city of  Montreal:  1' WHEREAS,    (the child's  name'is unknown); occupation,  none; of Montreal, has this day  been charged upon oath before  the" undersigned Police Magistrate in and for the district of  Montreal for that he, since the  . seventh day of March (the day  the child was born), 1915, at the  City of Montreal, District of Montreal, was a vagabond, inasmuch  as, being able to work and by  that or other means to support  himself, he wilfully refused and  neglected to do so against the  form of the statute in such case  made and provided.  According to I������aw  "These are theretofore to Com--  mand you, in His Majesty's name  forthwith to apprehend the said  accused and bring him before  , some of His Majesty's Justices of  the Peace in and for the said  district; to answer the said  charge, and be dealt with according t������ law."  ��������� Detectives found the accused  in a' house on St. Elizabeth street  and took him into custody. He  lustily objected, and with all the  power of his little lungs seemed  to cry "Not Guilty," but the  officers were inexorable and he  fell into the clutches of the law.  However, after a few days enjoying the devoted care of the  matron of the Maternity Assistance who has lodged him in her  home, the boy slept the hours  away quite happy for the charge  has fallen through. There is a  clause in the law which says that  no person under seven years can  -offend against the law, and the  boy was therefore, promptly acquitted.  How this arrest came about is  a story of one of the daily sordid  happenings of the Metropolis.  The child was born to a negligent mother, for whom the police  are- now searching. ��������� The mother  deserted it. The case came' to  the ears of Judge Choquet and  he immediately took steps to  remove the child from its surroundings. He sent detectives -to  the house and there they demanded the child. A woman refused  the demand, and ordered them  away.  They returned to Judge Choquet, who was about to make out  a warrant authorizing tnem to  enter the house and remove the  child when it became known that  the child had been removed and  hidden elsewhere. The judge and  officers were then in a quandary.  As they did not know where the  child was they could not make  out a search warrant for it. Then  they had the idea of accusing the  infant of vagabondage; the charge  was quickly drawn Up and the  officers set off to serve it.  After a weary search the child  was located and the detective  with due* ceremony arrested the  culprit in the following words:  "I arrest you in the name of the  law on a warrant charging you  with vagrancy." The child  cried the louder. Being a married man and a father the detective took it upon himself to dress  the infant in some Warm clothes,  and gingerly carried the young  prisoner downstairs to a waiting  cab. They drove it off to the  matron of the Maternity Assistance, and constituted her warden  of the child.  The matter was then reported  to Judge Choquet, who, looking  over the warrant, found that the  charge could not hold and declared the infant to be honorably  acquitted.  UNIVERSAL CITY  BEYOND   DESCRIPTION  Vancouver military men are today discussing the report that  British Columbia battalions will  shortly be ordered to England,  where they will undergo the last  few weeks of their training before taking their places in the  firing line to reinforce the First  Canadian Overseas Expeditionary  Forces.      ���������' '  The 29th battalion, Lieut.-Col.  Tobin officer commanding, has  been '.raining, in Vancouver four  months'or more and the Second  Canadian regiment of Mounted  Rifles, Lieut-Col. J. C. L. Bott,  officer commanding, has been mobilized at the Willows, Victoria,  for about the same time.  Both these battalions are declared to be in readiness;for an  early departure to England or  Valcartier. It is reported, ; in  military circles that the Quebec  training ground yrill', again be  utilized .and that the men will .be  given brigade drill there before  being sent across the Atlantic-for  their final development in England.  Two Winnipeg regiments and  one Calgary regiment will be brigaded with the 29th. The Second C. M. R. may go forward  as a separate unit to be brigaded with other mounted rifles  in England. Of course' the exact, time if or the departure of  these battalions^has not yet been  fixed; Meanwhile the battalions ^Hiich will comprise British  Colombia's contingent, the llth  C. M. R. and the 47th battalions,  are in full swing with their training.      '    X     ������������������'���������;. ������������������������������������XX"X-,  "JITNEY" BY-LAWS  SETTLED MONDAY  RECORD   ATTENDANCE  *��������� One of Vancouver's photo play  house magnates, returning from  California says: "I attended the  opening as a guest of the management and it is really beyond  me to describe this place. The  plant is marvellous. Everything  is represented from a fire engine  house to an arsenal. The plant  covers 204 acres and everything  for the making of motion pictures, from, tbe "City of Cairo,"  to circus sideshows, are here. The  city itself covers 800 acres.  "One of the features of opening day was the destruction of  a mining camp. They constructed a typical mining camp on a  hillside and an immense dam connected with their reservoir. The  Indians (from 101 ranch) raided  and shot up the town- and dynamited the dam, which caused  a flood that destroyed the entire  camp. It was very spectacular  and realistic.  "This was followed by a review of cowboys, cavalry and Indians and the photographing of  some battle scenes. In the evening there was a grand ball in  the electrical studio. There is a  huge stage 500 feet long and 75  feet wide. Sixteen producing  companies can be accommodated  at one time. There are 1,000 actors and other employes on the  payroll. There is an enormous interior studio where pictures can  be taken during cloudy. weather  and at night. Fifteen thousand  volts of electricity are used in  the lighting of this studio and  10,000,000 candle power is generated.  Just one month has passed since  the opening of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. That month's attendance has exceeded the; most  Optimistic dreams of: San Franciscans and the men who form the  directorate of. the exposition. It  has also set -a newXn^rk in  world's exposition attendances,  and proved conclusively that the  Panama-Pacific Exposition isJto  be a financial success, as well as  the greatest show which has ever  been given to the world.  In round numbers; 1,857,523  persons passed through the turnstiles leading into Jewel City up  to closing time; last night. And  these attendance figures are taken at a time when the eastern  travel has hardly begun, practically the entire1 number: having  come to the exposition from various California and Pacific coast  points.'   x.Vv XX.; ���������    ���������.;.-.  "Why did you never marry,  sir ?" inquired a young benedict  of an old bachelor.  "Well, you see," replied the  single one, "when IVwas quite  young I resolved that I wouldn't  marry until I found an ideal wo  man. I was difficult to please,  but after many years I found  her."  ''Lucky beggar!   And then���������"  "She was looking for the ideal  man!'' replied the bachelor  sadly.  Council Have Not as Yet Agreed  on Regulation for Motor Transportation.  Only one clause in the propos'  ed by-law for the regulation of  "jitney" traffic was left untouched by the special civic committee this week, arid the by-law  as at present approved, agrees to  a very large extent with the  draft by-laws submitted.  The clauses in the solicitor's tentative draft proposing to  prescribe routes, time schedules  or special streets on which they  might operate were struck out  as was also the clause preventing  a driver from operating a car for  more than nine hours a day, a  clause which was stated at the  last meeting to be acceptable to  the "jitney" owners.  The only clause upon which the  committee did not come to a definite decision was the one ^elating  to insurance. Mr. Bird, counsel  intimated-that they might try  and; have the insurance made  ''obligee to the city" although it  would cost them twice as. much in  premiums, but the amount demanded"by the council would  makfe the vterriis prohibitive, and  itV-;.w^sVleft,^tQ^;';'theveity--:'splicitor  to ��������� confer with Mr. Bird and  bring;in a later recommendation.1  The committee will report to  the council oh Monday the progress^made, but it is not expected  that- the draft of the new by-law  will be ready for submission then.  B.C. E. Railway's Case  ��������� Before the committee proceeded to the 'consideration of the  by-law a letter was read from the  general manager of the B. C. E;  Ri,to correct, he stated, some of  the information given the committee at their previous meeting.  In it he pointed out that the committee had as yet no indication  of the extent of the reduction of  the company's staff which must  follow if the service of the street  cars is reduced to^the dimensions  necessary only for the passengers  desirous of V using the cars and  also declaring that Mr: Bird's  statement that 2,000 additional  Then had[been given employment  in, the'city by the "jitney" service was exaggerated to the point  of absurdity. XX  On the' question of the accommodation of the ''jitney'' cars,  the committee approved the clause  allowing seven in a five-seated  passenger ear and ten-'in a seven-  seated passenger car, exclusive of  driver, provided the car is passed  as feeing mechanically fit. X'  V An amendment by Aid. Byrne  proposing that only as many passengers be ; carried as seating accommodation could be provided  for and another amendment by  the same alderman that no sitting  on passengers' knees should be  allowed except in the case of  childrenVfound no.support.VlX,  Aid. Byrne contended that it  was not decent or proper to allow sitting on knees.  Riding on fenders or doors was  prohibited, and it was prescribed  that the. driver must reserve 50  per cent, ���������<>������. the front part of, the  car for himself.  The clause that * no person  should be refused admission to a  car unless intoxicated was struck  out.  Stopping of Cars  The privilege of stopping in the  middle of the block to take on oA  discharge passengers providing it  drew in to the curb was allowed  in a clause which stated that the  should  not  stop   within   30  Don't Procrastinate���������Plant Soon  The British Columbia Apples, in a world competition, captured the  Gold Medal Prize. This means, that the B. C. orchards will lead the world.  A  word   to  the wise   is   sufficient.  We are offering choice varieties of our one year old apple tree stock  at Ten Dollars per 100; two and three year old stock reduced accordingly.  Ourother fruit tree stock and general nursery stock we give 30 per cent, off  catalogue price,-allowed in additional stock.   Cash to accompany order.  In our stock of over $10(3,000 we. have everything you. want to make  your orchards greater and your gardens more beautiful. Catalogues mailed  free on  application. V X'  Patronize home growers, and build up a home pay roll.  ROYAL NURSERIES, LIMITED  Head Office, ,710 Dominion Bldg., 207 Hastings St. W. Phone, Sey. 5556  Store, 2410 Granville St., Phone, Bay. 19556  Nurseries and Greenhouses, Royal, on the B. O. E. By. Eburne Branch,  Phone, Eburne 43 _;. ^  T   '���������' ' '���������'���������'. i ' *  ������ J,. Dixon ��������� G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 886 House Phone: Bay. 1137L   $  Office Phone:  Seymour  8765-8766  DIXON &. MURRAY  ., Office and Store Fixture ilanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalsomining  ;.    Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B.C.   $  ^.*..j..;.������;..;..;..%.;..;...;.������;.������2~*..*������.2..*~*.^  ::  THAT NEW STORE  LEE BUILDING  169 BROADWAY E.  Xj  A complete line of Old Country Newspapers, also the lead-  1       ing   Eastern   Canadian   and   American   Papers.  Free   Delivery   Seattle   Sunday   Papers     X'X'vX  ���������Magazines��������� X  ������������������������>"'  ���������***4>****444*4****4**4**********4***************44*44  W. Calder  F. Chapman  Office Telephone: Sey.  5933  5934  Merchants Cartage Co.  EXPRESS, TRUCK AND DRAY  Orders! by Mail or Telephone Promptly Attended to.  146 Water Street  Phone Sey. 3073       .    VANCOUVER, B. C.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<>>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������+���������������������������������������������������������������������+���������������������������  Feed and Sain Stables:  716 Cambie Street  ,y������������������������������������������t"������t^t������,������t������>y^  Your Food Well  DON'T Wl*T IT DOWN  U Shelly 's4X Bread is so delicious the kiddies are  tempted to swallow it in chunks. Have them  chew,their breads as well as other foods. Shelly V  4 X Bread is rich in gluten, thus its nourishing  value. It is sweet and delicious. Try a slice and  chew it for nourishment and flavor. ;  f Phone Fairmont 44; ahd ask us to deliver to your  door, or ask your grocer. X  ���������������������������*������������+������+������+t+t������������t������������������������������������������+������t������+������+������������������>������������+������+������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������  Mrs. Hitherto���������"Have you an  experienced maid ?'' The Employ  ment Agent���������"I can send you  one who's had so much experience she can break steel enamel  picnic dishes."  P. P. WELSH X  Conservative Candidate for Vancouver  THE APPLE AS A  NATIONAL DISH  For Sale or For Rent Cards, 10c Each  AT  WESTERN   CALL   OFFICE  At the 25th annual meeting  of the B. C. Fruit Growers' Association, held at Victoria recently,  the following resolution was  passed: '' Resolved that this Association heartily recommends the  general endorsation of the "Apple" as the national dish of Canada.  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  Cor.   Broadway  nn'd  Prince  Edward  81  Services���������Morning Prayer at 11 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible class at 2:t<  p.m-  Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m  Evening: Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  and 1st and 3rd Sundays, at 11 a.tri  Rev. O. H. Wilson. Rector  of   the   street   crossing   or  than   two   feet   from   the  car  feet  more  curb.  Each" vehicle will be required  to carry a sign showing that it is  for hire and passengers must enter and leave on the near side  only.:        .X  Other -clauses about which  there have been no controversy  relating to the licensing ~and examination of drivers, inspection  of the vehicles and so on Were  approved.  CANNOT CHANGE FLAGS  4XW^^  AT HOME  AT THE CLUB  AT THE HOTEL  SEmn  ��������� *m\h  Transfers of Canadian registered ships to foreigners are prohibited by an order in council  passed last week, unless such  transfers are; approved by the  minister of marine on behalf of  his Majesty. The prohibition applies during the continuance of  the war, and includes also' the  transfer of any share in the ownership of ships of Canadian or  British register. The penalty for  violation of this order is a fine  of $5,000 or imprisonment for five  years.'  I  The Health-Giving  Natural Mineral Water  Refuse Substitutes  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  SOLE  IIPORTEKS  I  J '���������>������������������ - v<>X L  Friday, March 26, 1915.  THE WESTERN  CALL  *4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4+4+4+4+4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*W4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4**4>*4*4*4*4  it  +***************>***) *4**************** .���������.��������������������������� 4* 4* ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  \ THE BIGGEST PIECE OF RELIGIOUS NEWS FOR MANY CENTURIES !  FIRST CHRISTIAN SERVICE HELD IN THE "FORBIDDEN CITY," PEKIN  ������.���������.���������.���������.���������.���������.���������.���������������������������.���������.���������.<.. Kl*l* t,l,***,r,*,*.i,**1^*,*,*.*,*,*,*,j, w*iM9<*>e+M*Mt4i9ta,*^ I  i4  <������  4*  < >  4*  4 '  4*  ��������� >  4 >���������  i>  '.4 .  < ���������  :'i>  ���������'.4 >  i*  4 >  4>  < <  4  ���������>>  4  *>  4  *>  ���������  +  ^  Four Thousand Chinese students listening to th6 Gospel at First Meeting .Held in PaviUon.   Preacher, Mr. Kierwood Edify;   Observe   the   Keen   Attention   and  X: k' X "��������� ��������� J MiW*U^ E^ ��������� ���������;.;.:���������' ''.Wk: 'X"-  __l j-A ^ . -^   r -^     >        ./ f*   i     V-fci  *4*_4ife__4������7 ~-f y ^f. ���������*; xt  Outside of Pavilion Erected Just Inside Wall of "Forbidden City" and the Dismissal of Great Congregation  Mr. Sherwood Eddy, secretary  for Asia of. the International Y.  M.C.A., has returned from three  months of special gospel meetings among the students, gentry  and officials of thirteen cities of  China. During this trip more than  150,000 men crowded to hear the  message and more than 18,000  signed cards as enquirers. This  is a singular feature of the work  as it indicates a radical change  from past experiences in China.  Hitherto Christian work has been  confined largely to the poorer  classes, but now the aristocracy  gentry, senators'and officials have  responded amazingly to Mr.  Eddy's call. The president, vice-  president, members of the cabinet and the governors of almost every province visited,  either erected payilions for the  meetings   or  gave   the   students  half holidays or incited the evangelist to a banquet with opportunity to address the Officials,  and Mr. Eddy reports not only  kindness, but conversions so that  he comes to the conclusion that  probably in no other country in  the world today are the officials  so accessible to Christianity as in  China. The evangelistic tour was  conducted under the auspices of  the China Y.M.C.A. after careful  preparation, and with the cooperation of missionaries and  churches in China.  >**************************^ ;  ^~H^^^������>������W^,W<^>4><H^Hi^H������^H������ i~lK~l***'*******t************. ���������>  .:::  CANAPA MUST ������8l.P  BWTAINS FOOP SUPPLY  Artistic in design.  Pe]ttfe(������ih1^  Made in Canada.  *  ....  ���������A *.  A*  Tuylor-Forbes Co;::  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ******  Ht^>^w^4^^^^'^^������^^4{^^^^^^.^^^^{^^{.^}M^..;4^^Mt.^^^.t.^^M}.^I^.{���������^^^.^  X  355  START THE NEW  YEAR RIGHT. '..W  by presenting your good  wife with an up-to-date  motor washing machine and  ball-bearing wringer; one of  ours will please her.  "We have a complete stock  of Clothes Dryers, Washboards, Wash Boilers, Tubs  and Clothes Pins.  We deliver promptly.  W. R.Owen JMorrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware    '  Phone Pair. 447 2337 Main Street  See Us for Quality Printing  The  official  eye  witness with  the  British   army  has  issued  a  warning  a^imf^the' su^^ion  that the Germans are a beaten  nation!   He  says  that  they  are  still well organized, have  abun-.  dant resources, are fed up with  illusions, >��������� and are still confident  of. ultimate success.   Np intimation was needed of the  magnitude, of the task that is before  the allies, but, if there were, this  surely  supplies   it.   In   addition  there is also vivid indication that  the area of the war will spread  in the near future, and that countries now experiencing unrest in  their attitude of neutrality will  break in on one side or the other.  This,   of   course,   means   further  withdrawals    from    agricultural  and industrial  activity.   It  also  indicates greater shortage in Eur  ope   of  all   kinds   of  foodstuffs,  grain, vegetables and live stock,  and   of   horses.   This   depletion  will have to be made our from  countries that are  enjoying the  blessings of. peace.   One of these  is   Canada.   It   is   our   bounden  duty to see that Britain shall not,  as far as preventable suffer from  a lack of foodstuffs or of such  other   useful   material   as   this  country  can  produce.   In  other  words, both men and women are  called upon  to put forth  their  best efforts so that when the time  arrives any deficiency can readily  be met.   The accomplishment of  this  does  not necessarily  imply  extra labor, but it does particularly suggest more care in preparation of the soil and in the  selection of seed, and in attention  to the breeding and rearing of  live stock.   Towards this end the  conferences promoted in connection with the Patriotism and Production campaign and the   bulletins, pamphlets, records and   re  ports that are to be had on application to the Publication branch,  department of agriculture, Ottawa, will greatly help.  Y.MO.A. WOTBS  Sixty-five (65) members of the  local Young Men's Christian Association have enlisted with the  overseas contingents or .are on  military duty at home.  Owing to the industrial and  commercial depression which Vancouver has been experiencing,  ���������over 150 Y.M.C.A. members have  found it necessary to leave the  city within the past six months.  Notwithstanding these removals the Y.M.C.A. has had a good  season, and its numerous activities have been well sustained. In  fact the enrollment in the gymnasium classes for business and  professional men has been larger  than in previous years and great  enthusiasm provails amongst  them.  The .members of the several  boys' and young men's classes are  busy preparing for their annual  physical displays which will take  place about the middle of April.  A great many are learning and  practicing swimming in the Y.  pool, so that when summer comes  they may visit the= Bay with  safety. This privilege alone is  worth taking membership for.  On Saturday evening, Mr. J.  B. Cairns will give his popular  lecture on "Mary Queen of  Scots,'' in the gymnasium hall.  This will be illustrated by 130  beautifully^, colored slides and will  be supplemented with songs and  recitations. Admission is free to  both ladies and gentlemen, but  an offering will be taken for Y.  M.C.A. work with the soldiers and  to meet the necessary expenses  of  the  entertainment.  r 4*************4*4*4*4+4+4+*+********************  "Pride of the Wesfi  3R*NP  I OVJJ&AWiS, SmUTBkVAmB a������a maownaw ii  0WWBJ.NG  HUNTJPAOTXJEISP JN VAtfCOVVEB  ' v*y -  .������������������������������������'���������:  MACKAY7 SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD- ii  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both *the ii  Goods and the Money."  .*4***********************************************4*]  The Pioneer Neat Market  Corner Broadway and Kingsway  Proprietor, Frank Trimble  For Fresh and Cured Meats  go to this Old Reliable Market  It Is not excelled for Quality or Prices in Vancouver  Weekly Prizes Given Away  Phone: Fairmont 257 ..������-4*TPiftJ .���������������*>"������������J_K* rs.^tii.. ^^.tfL-rt' ���������^F^A*-ltviriiifc^-'viA^yA"Ji-<4>li',r'KSi!-. V^t  V^UiArtrVwwj.i  CA������-K*ClHiMJ-.i-lil.__ j  8  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March ������6, 1915.  *+*****+***+*****+*4*4*4-*4+4,+4+4*4*4*4A  I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL I  ���������i' ��������� . ���������"���������������������������-.,   ������������������'���������.     ���������    <>  ������������������������������.��������������������������������������������������������� ������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<������������������������������������������������������������������  The Brotherhoods of St. Andrew, the Church of England  Men's Societies, and the Young  Men's Christian Association are  uniting to hold a mass meeting  for men and older boys in Christ  church, Georgia street; on the  coming Sunday afternoon.  An attractive musical service,  consisting of an organ recital  and vocal solos will be provided  by Mr. E. Chubb, from 3.30 to  4 o'clock; Archdeacon Heathcote  will preside at the, meeting, which  begins at 4, and a special address  for men will be given by Rev. H.  H. Kelly, of London, England.  .. Mr. Kelly is highly spoken of  as' a leader of men and is just  now returning from a tour of investigation of mission work in  Japan and Korea, having arrived  ^in San Francisco on the 22nd. It  is expected thajt there "jvill be a  large attedance of young men at  thig. unique service oh Palm Sunday.  , Mr. W. C. Gladwin has been  selected as candidate for the pro:  vincial legislature in the new riding of North Vancouver. Mt  Gladwin has been provincial fire  warden for a number of years.  Born .;Xxx-'.  To Mr. and Mrs. C. Gray,"Caroline-street, on Monday, March 23,  a daughter.  Richard Perks,Vof 376 St. Ann  street, South Vancouver, had a  leg broken and an arm badly injured when he was run over V by  a heavy, wagon near the corner of.  Abbott and Cordova streets, on  Monday. He was taken to '���������' the  general hospital.  SIR   RICHARD   IN   OTTAWA  Sir Richard McBride is now in  Ottawa and rumors from the capital state that it is quite possible,  that the premier of British Columbia will shortly be elevated to  a seat, in the cabinet, possibly  as minister of the interior. The  present    incumbent,    Hon.    Dr.  In the play off for the senior  Church League basketball championship Comets defeated Kitsilano. Methodists at the Y.M.C.A  last night, the score being 21-18.  The play was close from start to  finish, the score at half time being 10 all,and until within a few  minutes of time������the result was in  doubt. Comets played a slightly  better game than Kitsilano. and,  deserved the victory. Roy Priest  officiated satisfactory as ref ere  7 A youngster from South Vancouver was taken into custody by  the city police early thia morning ) for stealing money left in-  milk bottles in Mount Peasant.  A great many, complaints from  residents of similar .cases have  been 'received during the past  few days, and Chief of Police  McLennan is of the opinion that  more cane should be exercised in  leaving money in this manner, as  it affords a great temptation during the hard times.  ������������������������������������>���������*���������*���������*���������������������������������������������������������*��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������^ *������������������������>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  * 4    Onstom Shoe Bepairlng  F. PABIS, Prop.   ���������  WORLD SHOE CO.  .... -JBBST .SHOE REPAIRING IN THE CITY  -Work  Done  While  Ton  Wait  Work Called for and Delivered  Loggers', Miners', Cripples' and any Kind of Special Shoes Made  to Older  64 HASTINGS STREET W.     Next Columbia Theatre  Pbone: Seymour 1770. ( VANCOUVER, B. C.  4*4*4****************+*+*+*+************************  *4*4*****************************A  VVtV*���������',JMf*rV^ I.  ������ ������  r  1  */    wX/M      k    ���������     I   11  jo l, m  kj . X_-_J-_H  ���������    TTffV '  Are you going to  wear this winter?  -jkykrnkj;-.JJ:'-'  ::;-'WhyvvvX^  And J aro going to see that my wife buys them  for THE BOYS too.   Tbey are tbe best to  wear and are made in Vancouver.  CHOIR RECITAL  Easter Entertainment in Mount  Pleasant Presbyterian Church  Highly Successful.  Mount   Pleasant   Presbyterian  church choir, under the guidance  ~   .,���������       .��������� .,,   . ��������� .. . of L. R. Bridgman, F.T.CM. and  Roche, w^ll possibly -retire on,ac- assisted  by  ^   'j.B.   Cowan,  count of faihiig health + ,    Mrs. Daniel Day. Miss Eva Mc-  Sir Richard has = stated that he .���������..-..���������'.-._  will attend any inquiry in connection with the purchase by him  of two submarines for the Dominion government when the war  broke out. Hon. Wm. Pugsley  made grave charges in connection  with this, but since the arrival of  the premier has been very silent  on the subject.  GOOD SHOW AT  THE BROADWAY  Manager ,,Gqw, of the Broadway, has a varied . enough pro-  grant for next week's show to  satisfjf any taste of the movie  fan. Monday will feature Mary  Fuller and t Matt * Moore in the  two re^l. feature "The Hidden  Treasure!'' ^Another thriller will  be "Within an Inch of His  Life,'' the comedy will be furnished- by the Nestor studio in  "His Wife's Husband!" Tuesday, as usual, the prize drawing  will be held. The program will  include Rex Comedy draw "The  Prince of Bavaria," '' Scenes of  the earthquake in Rome," "The  Rustler ;'Outwitted,"/ and i(A  Boarder's Mishap" on the. comedy reel. Two screaming comedies will head Wednesday and  Thursday's bill featuring Eddie  Lyons in "a Mix-up at Maxim's"  a Keystone entitled "The Plumber,"  tain,  Kentucky  hills  Good Friday afternoon, \n\l\  show a special matinee program,  the feature being a two reel Imp  with King Baggott. The evening and Saturday bill will giVe  episode No*. 10 of the Master Key.  Owing to the actions, of the  censor in rejecting three episodes  of "Runaway Jane," Mr. Gow  states that he has decided to discontinue it-and within a few days  will be able to announce the showing of. the new universal mystery  serial "The*Black Box," by Harold  McGrath. '  "Diana   of   Eagle   Moun-  " is a two reel drama, of. the  LABOR TICKET FOR  VANOOUVjfc SCATS  A complete labor ticket for the  six Vancouver seats for the legislature was put in the field at the  nominating convention of. tfte  Vancouver Trades and abor  Council this week, x  The city slate was chosen .on  I  tt*t>������>������>������������t>>ft'f������f������t<4H������������������������H  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY &  518-520 BEATTY ST.  CAMPBELL  VANCOUVER, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Uppers, Legglns, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always _;[;  on hand.  BUQQIES, WAGONS, Etc.  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. .,  i ********************+*+*+*+*******************������****  the first  ballot.   There  were   43  delegates present.   The Vancou  ver candidates are Messrs. W. R.  Trotter, J. W. Wilkinson, J. H.  McVety, J. Wilton, F. A. Hoover,  and F. Welsh, Vhile tyf. R. JJ,  Neelands was nominated as labor  cajwdateXu jSoju^JVaneouvecV  Every one of the seven is a good  speaker,and has been connected  with organized labor for a num  ber of years.   Three of the seven  men are members of the Typo  graphical Union, Messrs; W. ft.  Trotter, J. Wilton and R. H. Neelands, the latter having been secretary since 1909.   Mr. Wilkin  sou  belongs  to   the  carpenters'  union.   Mr. McVety is president  of the Trades and Labor council  and a member of the machinists'  union; Mr..Hoover belongs to the  street rail way men's union, while  Mr. Welsh is no,t only a member  of  the  plumbers'  union,  but  a  member of the municipal council of South Vancouver.  Crossan and Mr Harold Nelson,  B. A. entertained a large audience last evening in the above  named church to. a select program. Mrs. Daniel Day, contralto, was heard in "Fear Ye Not  O Israel and "There is a Green  Hill." Mrs. Day has a delightfully 'pleasing voice, perfect enunciation land most sympathetic interpretive qualities, and another appearance on the Hill will  be welcomed by all who heard  her. Miss McCrossan, who is exceptionally well known all over  the city, was heard in rare form  and her rendering of. "A Dream  of Bethlehem" with violin obligate accompaniment by Mr. T.  Shankie, . was exquisitely sweet.  Mrs. Cowan was heard in duets,  with Mr, F. J. McKellar, and  in both numbers these two well  known artists excelled. Their  voices blend nicely and the perfect ^understanding and compass  made their numbers one of the  features of the entertainment.  Mr. Thos. Shankie, a member  of the choir, contributed two  splendid violin solos, simple but  exceptionally pleasing, and Mr.  Shankie won many 'friends on  his performance. Mr. Harold  Nelson gave a dramatic rendering of "The Legend of the Organ Builder," accompanied by Mr;  Bridgman on the organ. Mr. Nelson as an artist is too well known  to need any congratulatory comment here. He is always par excellence and his appearance was  the signal of appreciative recognition by the audience. Mr. Nelson kindly favored his hearers  with a recall number which was  thoroughly appreciated.  The other numbers on the program were rendered by the choir,  and it is fitting to remark that  this organization is assuredly  making an"enviable reputation  for itself in musical circles. The  choir is purely a voluntary organization, specializing in unaccompanied numbers, and last evening's performace " was indeed  creditable. Special reference can  be made'to'' 0 Gladsome Light,"  and the selections from the Ora-  toria "OliveMo Calvary." These  are difficult numbers and tfere  executed in telling style. Miss  Crofts and,Mr. Pearse took the  solo parts. iThe ladies quartette  also deserves special mention���������  Mrs, Marshall, Misses Crofts,  Craigen and Mcjjiven, whose  voices blend beautifully and their  number was, well received.  "The: entertainment closed with  the Hallelujah Chorus, and the  choir of fifty voices and their  friends were afte^ards__venter;  tained by We ladieir of the congregation. Much credit for the efficiency of. this choir is due to their  choirmaster, Mr. Bridgman, who  is one of the most painstaking  musicians in the city, and the results of whose-efforts are a de?  cided compliment to him.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4  !.LAWN':-BEEB  FERTILIZER  SEED OATS  Early   Rose   Seed   Potatoes  Grace Darling Seed Potatoes ���������  Sutton's Reliance Seed Potatoes  F. T. VERNON  THE MOUNT PLEASANT FEED STORE  255 BROADWAY EAST Two Phones: Fair 186 and 878  Try Onr Own Diamond Chick Food for Bert Results  BOXER'S UNION  IN AUSTRALIA  That's a nice thing they've  pulled on Snowy Baker in Australia���������the " Boxer's Union. "It  seems that the merry horde of  cauliflower-eared ones didn't  tljink that they were getting  enough for. their services and according to a letter received from  Al Lippe they have decided to  band together and demand - a  greater percentage of the gates.  Snowy says that he will see them  in���������New Zealand���������before he will  give in to them. Here is Lippe's  letter, written from Sydney: "At  the present moment it looks as  though boxing in the Commonwealth of Australia will come  to an end and be a sport of the  past with the advent of the month  of April next.  ROYAL CITY TO  QUIT LACROSSE  League Will Comprise Victoria  ' -��������� ���������   9M Terminal  City  New Westminster will hot be  represented in the revival of the  British Columbia Lacrosse Association, according to their representatives, at a meeting of the  lacrosse magnates held on Thursday evening. Queen's Park is  now occupied by the soldiers, and  prospects do not look bright for  the coming season. This will leave  but Victoria and Vancouver to  for mjhe league, and reorganization work will be gone ahead  with immediately, and the schedule drawn up. The meeting  win be held at Oak Bay, Victoria,  on Tuesday.  "Boss" Johnson, manager of  the Victoria team," is in town, and  will visit New Westminster, where  he expects to enlist several of the  Salmon Bellies as representatives  of the capital city.  . Weather permitting, the annual May Day celebration will  take place in New Westminster  on Friday, May 7th. This will be  the 48th-celebration of this old  ���������������������>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������custom.  Word has been received from  Toronto that Rev. James Wilson,  pastor of Dovercourt road Presbyterian church of that city, has  declined the invitation of the  Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church  of this city to become its pastor.  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